Genres: Christian & Gospel
Tags: reggae christian christian reggae gospel Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Christafari are a US-based Christian reggae band formed around Mark Mohr, who having been raised in a Christian family echoed the story of the prodigal son. In his early teens Mohr sampled cannabis that led to the inevitable reggae/Rastafarian connection. To ‘save’ their son his family sent him to a Christian camp when he was 17, where through prayer and guidance he returned to the ‘fold’. Although Mohr was considered spared he noticed a niche within the reggae market and has since claimed to have pioneered a new genre of Christian reggae. (This assertion was made in spite of the fact that revivalism had been alive and well throughout the early days of reggae and many performers, including Toots Hibbert, Yabby You and Lieutenant Stitchie have unreservedly praised Jesus Christ). Mohr attended Bible College where he was ordained as a pastor and was also inspired to form Christafari. In 1989, he summoned a group of like-minded individuals and...

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