Celebrating H.I.M. Emperor Haile Selassie 1, 129th Birthday
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Join Sizzla Kalonji and the Global RasTafari Nations to celebrate the 129th born day of H.I.M. Emperor Haile Selassie I. Rastafari around the world—estimated to number 700,000 to 1 million—hold Nyabingi drumming sessions and celebrate the birthday anniversary of our majesty.
Haile Selassie I (Ge’ez: ቀዳማዊ ኀይለ ሥላሴ, romanized: Qädamawi Häylä Səllasé, Amharic pronunciation: [ˈhaɪlə sɨlˈlase] born Tafari Makonnen; 23 July 1892 was Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974. Prior to his coronation, he had been the Regent Plenipotentiary of Ethiopia from 1916. He is a defining figure in modern Ethiopian history. He was a member of the Solomonic dynasty who traced his lineage to Emperor Menelik I, the son of King Solomon, and Makeda the Queen of Sheba.