Born on the thirteenth day of September in the year nineteen hundred and sixty four (13th September 1964) in the Victoria Jubilee Hospital in the parish of Kingston, he is the first child for his parents.
Christened Dave Anthony Marsh in the Olivet Gospel Hall, situated along Waltham Park Road, he spent most of his childhood days in the parish of St. Ann, the birthplace of his mom and dad.
On gaining a free place in the Common Entrance Examination of 1976 to attend York Castle High School in Brown’s Town St. Ann, he grew to be a prolific student, excelling in most of the subject matter he handled.
Extra curricular activities were no less, as Dave was involved in playing tennis,
A vibrant footballer, and an ardent member of the Science Club. On leaving High School, he attended the Excelsior Community College (EX-ED) along Mountain View Avenue, St. Andrew, where he graduated from the Pre-University Department in 1984.
Very talented and skillful, he operates as a part- time craftsman, creating the most unique items from woolen yarn also selling Cultural items from Africa as well as making roots drinks such fig( stinking toe) roots drinks his speciality. He operates out of Mount Debre Zeit Records & Variety Store on 84 Gordon Town Road, Papine, St. Andrew, Jamaica,West Indies.
Dave’s interest in Dub Poetry was stimulated by MUTABARUKA’S inaugural Dub Poetry single “Don’t give up”, but was motivated into Poetry when Dub Poet Michael Smith was lost to a stoning incident in August of 1981 in Stony Hill, St. Andrew. Ever since this, is his career; of writing and performing lyrically potent Dub Poetry.
Ras Haile Malekot is a spiritual name, a Christian name given to him on becoming a member of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in April 4,of 1982.
By Ras Haile Malekot
And the angel of the Lord spake unto Phillip saying, “Arise and go towards the South unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto GAZA, which
is desert. And he arose and went: and behold a man of ETHIOPIA, a Eunuch
Of great authority under Candace Queen of the ETHIOPIANS, who had the
charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship”...
Destiny Of Man - A collection of inspirational songs and authentic
African historical facts is dedicated to the ETHIOPIANS, those at home and those abroad.
When the Egyptians and the Assyrians rejected the Roman Empire as NOT being the visible Kingdom of CHRIST ON EARTH, the ETHIOPIANS who had become Christians, joined with them in repudiating the Roman Emperors as Christ’s’ vice regents, and upheld the claim of Alexandria to be the true metropolis of Christendom.
Through the centuries, which have elapsed since the final breach between the Egyptians and the old and new Rome and their Church at the council of Chalcedon in A.D. 451, the Ethiopians, have retained their faith, their ancient tradition, customs and way of life. They still preserve their link with the Church of Alexandria though the Ethiopian Church now holds it’s own synod and elects its own Archbishops.
Ethiopia, a torchbearer of FREEDOM and a source of INSPIRATION to all
AFRICAN people is the pride and joy of the BLACK RACE. Having had their history blemished by many invading forces (often resisted with heroism and peril, determination and bloodshed to safeguard her independence),
Ethiopia still remains a ray of hope for all mankind.
Ethiopia for centuries had almost been forgotten by EUROPE and it was undoubtedly due to the will and efforts of His Imperial Majesty our Emperor Haile Selassie I; Guardian of Education and Pioneer of Progress, that she finally emerged into the world’s consciousness.
"Destiny Of Man" is for ALL to listen to and enjoy. It is intended to be a source of information, a source of inspiration, and a compass of direction.
Indeed you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. TENA YISTILIN ETHIOPIA....