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.
February 9, 2013 From Natty to Hattie: Steel Pulse's version of the Bob Dylan classic - on the 50th anniversary of her death. Listen >>
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.
Grammy award-winning reggae band Steel Pulse have been true to their roots for over 35 years. One of Bob Marley's favorites, the band has maintained a sense of fierce integrity as it strives to get the message of love and justice across to all people.
"Without love there is no justice, and without justice there is no peace," says founder David "Dread" Hinds, as he explains the band's mission. "At the core of our music is a deep sense of love for our African heritage, and a committment to fight for justice for all people on this planet, even for our planet itself. Man is destroying creation in the name of progress. And along the way, we kill, rob, loot, and exploit our brothers and sisters - dividing people by tribe, color, class, religion, you name it."
"We stand against violence in all its forms. And poverty is a form of violence. It may sound like a cliche by now, but we believe in Love and Justice, living in harmony with one another and nature. Our mission is bring hope into the hearts of people - that things can get better if we unite to do the right thing. Despite the wickedness in the world, we believe in positivity. We want to see True Democracy, not hypocrisy."
"We try to point out the mistakes we humans are making, either through ignorance or through evil intentions," adds co-founder Selwyn "Bumbo" Brown. "We can't sit back and watch what's happening without trying to make a difference. That's what we felt like back in the day, as schoolmates in Handsworth, and that feeling hasn't changed to this day. Babylon has been making the rules for long enough. Our job is to show that Jah Kingdom must be here on Earth - in our hearts and minds - so we can respect one another."
Steel Pulse are working on a new album and DVD and, as always, are taking Jah message to the people.
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Steel Pulse is a concept, a way of life.
Just ask founding members David Hinds and Selwyn Brown. "As we have changed over the past 35 years, we have also stayed the same," says Hinds. "Too many times we have been asked to be something else, someone else. But in the end, we are what have always been - a roots reggae band with a message of positivity for anyone who listens with their heart."