Give thanks brethren on your views on Sizzla. True it was a tactic and he couldn't blaze fire just like that, it'd be like walking into a trap. And as the I them reason, he had to outsmart them and give the most unexpected answer. Anything to the contrary would have an impact on his career as well, people already have enough to say abt Sizzla, why give them more. With regards to Charles, Ark I wrote,
"If Charles actually went to a Nyahbinghi gathering and went on the drums, I wouldn't see that as appropriate, because that seat is not his and he can't bring the heights he would need to bring to do that part."
Aya with all due RAS-pect, a Binghi drum is a Binghi drum whether he played it for entertainment or Binghi, its still an instrument through which I n I chant a spiritual vibe and for I that makes it special. I know its only a physical thing and its the device for chant, but not the chant itself and what matters more is the spiritual element of the chant. But the drum is part of that process and its the medium through which I n I commune, so I think not anyone can just take it up and play; its like when you are a child and your parents teach you there are some things you can play with and some things you can't have your way with because not everything is a toy. I just feel some things should be left well alone, some things are of value to I. If he is learning more of RasTafari in this manner then there is also the side of finding it 'cool' but not really understanding what its about. Its like in the early 90's when middle class white kids thought gangster rap was cool and 'talking Black' was it, but they knew nothing about Black or ghetto cultures. Its was abt consuming difference, the urban other they'd never encounter face-to-face and if they ever did they'd have 911 on speed dial. What will Charles do the next time he encounters a RasTa? I can't say, but what I do know is playing drums doesn't pacify me, I see through you. Perhaps the best attitude is not to give I energy to it, these are small things as the Empress Yaa said.