One-Love Sistren

"Rastafari is not just a tradition, it's a natural way of life"

Harris says the song questions how fighting a war — or fighting at all — could possibly create peace.

"My favorite line is 'If peace equals solution, tell me why can't we overstand?' The government is saying they're trying to uphold peace and make things better, but anger never solves a problem," she explains.

In dread talk, Rastafarians say overstand instead of understand because comprehension is an act of empowerment; you're standing over it, not under it, confirms Harris.

Nadia Harris's youth in Miami and Jamaica informs her path as a musician and lyricist
Jacqueline Carini
Nadia Harris's youth in Miami and Jamaica informs her path as a musician and lyricist

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Advance copies of Nadia Harris's CD Agape Featuring Nadia Harris and the "Peace Equals Solution" video are available. Call or e- mail Erick Paredes at 786-597-4015 or erick@sustainablerecordings.com.

The corresponding music video centers on a multiethnic street party where apparent enemies use Harris's music to defuse violence through break-dancing instead of fighting.

Even offstage, Harris's sense of universal community is ever-present. She greets everyone with a bear hug, holds their hands while conversing with them, and bids farewell with a strong Rasta message: "One love!"

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