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Burning Spear

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Winston Rodney (born March 1, 1948) a.k.a. Burning Spear is a Jamaican roots rock reggae singer and musician. Like many famous Jamaican reggae artists, Burning Spear is known for his rastafarian messages.

Burning Spear was born in St. Ann's Bay, St. Ann, Jamaica, as was Bob Marley and Marcus Mosiah Garvey; both who had an great influence on Burning Spear's life. Garvey in his philosophy, which Burning Spear greatly took to, and Marley in directly helping Burning Spear get started in the music industry.

Burning Spear is one of the strongest proponents of Marcus Mosiah Garvey's self-determination and self-reliance for all African descendants, thus leading to several album releases in commoration of the African activist.

In 2002, Burning Spear and his wife, Sonia Rodney who has produced a number of his albums, founded Burning Spear Records.

Burning Spear advocates messages of honesty, peace, and love, which tie in with his religious and political messages of Rasta and black unity.

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