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Mutabaruka (1952- )

Mutabaruka (b. 26th December, 1952, Rae Town, Jamaica as Allan Hope) is a Jamaican 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.

from An Interview with Mutabaruka February 2004:

BV:   How long have you been a vegetarian?

M:   About 30 years. I was on raw food for about 7 years, and I went back for 3 years, but I think I going to come back again and continue.
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