A stunning set of photographs reveal the unlikely life of the 300 Rastafarians living in Ethiopia having migrated from the UK, France and Jamaica.
Rastafarianism - which became global in the 1960s and 70s with the music of reggae stars and committed Rastas Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff - first emerged as a spiritual movement in the 1930s among descendants of African slaves in Jamaica, who adopted Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie as their messiah at a time when he stood out as the only independent black monarch in Africa.
Bandi Payne with a portrait of former ruler Emperor Haile Selassie who donated 500 acres of land to allow members of the Rastafari movement and settlers from Jamaica and other parts of the Caribbean to go to Africa.
A supporter of decolonisation and cooperation among African states then largely under European control, Haile Selassie in the 1950s set aside 500 acres in Shashamane to welcome back descendants of slaves seeking to return home.
They did, and Shashamane is today home to around 300 Rastas, though the population has dwindled from its peak, which at one point stood at 2,000 people about 150 miles from the capital of Addis Ababa.
Nearly 8,000 miles separate Jamaica and Ethiopia, but the Rastafarian community revered Selassie and considered him their God.
When he died in 1975, his followers called it Ethiopia's last ever Emperor's 'disappearance', and not his death, refusing to believe he had passed away.
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