Mutabaruka (born Allan Hope, 26 December 1952, Rae Town, Jamaica) is a dub poet. His name comes from the Rwandan language and translates as "one who is always victorious." His 1983 release "Check It" was released on Chicago blues label Alligator Records. In 2008, Mutabaruka was featured as part of the Jamaica episode of the television program Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.
As a young man employed by Jamaican Telephone Company Ltd, he became interested in the Rastafari movement and converted from Catholicism while still a…
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