Just the facts on religion.


The nyabinghi, or binghi for short, is a nighttime drumming and dance ritual held on Rasta holidays and special occasions.

Nyabinghis can last for several days and bring together hundreds of Rastafarians from all over Jamaica. They camp in tents on land owned by the host Rastas.

Formal dancing takes place at night in a tabernacle especially set up for the occasion. The Rastas sing and dance until the early hours of the morning. In the daytime, they "rest and reason."

Further Reading

  • McAlister, Elizabeth A.. “Rastafari.” Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. 17 Dec. 2004. Web. Accessed 15 Feb. 2017.