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.
Greetings to our fans out there. Welcome to the first day of summer. Speaking of summer, it was exactly 70 summers ago that the first LP vinyl, given the posh term, “phonograph record,” was presented to the world as the latest music format. And while we are on the subject of anniversaries, this summer marks the 40th anniversary of our debut “phonograph record,” “HANDSWORTH REVOLUTION.”
When it comes to reggae music, vinyl beats all other music formats because of the ability to accommodate a heavier bass sound in the grooves. On the other hand, because of bass end requirement to represent the truest sound range of our music, fewer songs can be placed on vinyl in comparison to other genres of music, who can have as much as 45 minutes of playing time, each side spinning at 33.3 revolutions per minute (rpm). For a good cutting reggae album, going beyond 21.5 mins per side can become a bit dodgy, where the bass end of the songs will be sacrificed as the needle moves towards the centre. Going way beyond 24 mins can result in the needle skipping over the grooves.
Over the years, CD’S tried to phase out vinyl...... but failed😂. Guess what? No one can kill the reggae!
LEONARD PERCIVAL HOWELL
June 16th, 2018
Here's a Tribute to "The First Rasta," Leonard Percival Howell, as we celebrate the 120th anniversary of his birth, this day June 16th 2018.
Leonard Howell, born in Clarendon, Jamaica, has been considered by many as the founder of the Rastafarian movement, which started almost immediately after the crowning of H.I.M. Emperor Haile Selassie I, of Ethiopia, in 1930. Howell's early developments started on a similar journey to that of Marcus Garvey, travelling across Central America and touching down in New York. It was there in New York, Harlem, that he and Garvey finally met (1918).
Howell, along with others such as Archibald Dunkley, Joseph Hibbert and Robert Hinds, shared the same ideals, recognising Haile Selassie,aka Ras Tafari himself, as the New Messiah. It is also ironic, or you can call it vibes, that both the founder of the Rastafari Movement, Howell, and the most renowned Rastafarian, Bob Marley, made their transition in the same year; 1981. And for you information, it was Howell that had the name "Gong," first.... of which the legendary Mr Marley adopted. Vibes it is!
Please study on my friends about this powerful movement of liberation and the ultimute lovers of wisdom and of humanity.
Thanking all my friends, family and fans that have reached out to me for my birthday. You remain in my heart forever in the most positive way.
REMEMBERING MEDGAR EVERS July 2 1925-June 12, 1963
June 14th, 2018
Greetings to our fans out there!
Been flying over the past few days but nevertheless, here is my tribute to the great Medgar Evers, killed by an assassin's bullet, on this day June 12th in Jackson Mississippi , exactly 55 years ago! In our hearts, we know that Medgar played an integral part in eradicating racism throughout the segregated territories of the United States.
Our hearts continue to think of his widow, Myrlie Evers-Williams and extended family. Medgar, Rest In Power!!
ROBERT FRANCES KENNEDY- 11.11.1925-05.06.1968
June 7th, 2018
Greetings to my fans out there as we commemorate the 50th anniversary since the death of Robert Francis Kennedy, (June 5th 1968) whose voice resonated when only a month before he died, he stated that there will be a black President of the USA inside of 40 years. And to be honest, when it was said no one would ever believe that such a prophecy would have come to fruition, because of the racial climate at that time.
He gave a speech to the Voice of America all around the world 40 years ago. And despite what was going on in the country, particularly in Alabama, Bobby Kennedy said this: Things are ‘moving so fast in race relations a Negro could be president in 40 years.’
‘There’s no question about it,’ the attorney general said. ‘In the next 40 years a Negro can achieve the same position that my brother has.’ … Kennedy said that prejudice exists and probably will continue to … ‘But we have tried to make progress and we are making progress. We are not going to accept the status quo.’
– Robert F. Kennedy, Washington Post, May 27, 1968
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- David "Dread" Hinds
The Pulse can't be stopped. Since the mid-70s they have produced the sounds which are now considered timeless classics. From the opening strains of Handsworth Revolution to the heartfelt African Holocaust, Steel Pulse has stayed true to their roots. Learn more >>