March 22, 2013
Steel Pulse perform at the United Nations General Assembly Hall, NYC. WATCH >>
March 5, 2013 SteelPulse.com relaunched to help fans learn more about us, the music, and our focus on love and justice.
In 1978, race relations in Britain were in crisis. The National Front was gathering power and immigrants lived in fear of violence.
But that year also saw the birth of a campaign - Rock Against Racism (RAR) - aimed at halting the tide of hatred with music - a grassroots movement culminating in a march across London and an open-air concert in the East End. The campaign involved groups like TheClash, Steel Pulse, Buzzcocks, X-Ray Spex, The Ruts, and others, staging concerts with an anti-racist theme, in order to discourage young people from embracing racist views.
From the very beginning, Steel Pulse has stood for justice. Without love there is no justice. This is the stance we took at the very beginning of our career in the 70s when we wrote songs like Ku Klux Klan and Handsworth Revolution (a stand against extremism and racism in England and all over the world).
Over the years, we've been involved in projects to help the voiceless:
Rock Against Racism (RAR) was a campaign set up in the United Kingdom in 1976 as a response to an increase in racial conflict and the growth of white nationalist groups such as the National Front. The campaign involved pop, rock and reggae musicians staging concerts with an anti-racist theme, in order to discourage young people from embracing racist views. The campaign was founded, in part, as a response to statements and activities by well-known rock musicians that were widely regarded as racist.
Land of Africa - a song to raise money for Ethiopian famine victims
Today we've come full circle. The song does remain the same. We've added new themes like the environment for example, but its still about justice. Hearing the voice of the voiceless. Global warming kills people - that's something we have to pay attention to. And as usual, it is the poorest who suffer the most.
You'll notice our music brings all people together. Let's unite - to save humanity - to save us from ourselves!