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February 26, 2014
VIDEO:
Put Your Hoodies On
[4 Trayvon]

January 22, 2014
Interview:
Babylon is Falling: David Hinds on the Early Years

January 17, 2013
LIVE IN CONCERT:
Steel Pulse announce preliminary 2014 Tour Dates

Oct 19, 2013
Review:
Steel Pulse in Hamburg
Reggaeville

July 8, 2013
Steel Pulse
releases Put Your Hoodies On [4 Trayvon] - a cry for justice in the town of Sanford, Florida.

June 23, 2013
David Hinds
performs at
The Legacy of Bob Marley at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC

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 >>

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HISTORY
RAR 78
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 The Clash, 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.

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ACTIVISM

Recent projects include:

  • Hold on [4 Haiti] - a song for the Solar Electric Light Fund and Partners in Health



    Spirit of Haiti 4haitiIn Haiti, it's like New Orleans after Katrina, only worse. The poor continue to suffer - homeless, with few opportunities and no real sense of progress. And yet the people persevere.

    "Those in authority reject the cries of want."

    That's why we dedicated our song Hold On [4 Haiti] to the courageous people of Haiti.

    All proceeds for the song go to the Solar Electric Light Fund to solar electrify the clinics run by Partners in Health in Haiti.

    Here's an account of our trip to Haiti in January, 2012 >>






    http://www.holdon4haiti.org/visit7.jpg PIH
    Check holdon4haiti.org >>

  • The Wounded Warrior Project

  • The $300 House Project (2012-present)

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).

Rock Against RacismOver the years, we've been involved in projects to help the voiceless:

  • 70s Rock against Racism - “Carnival against the Nazis” concert in England with the Clash

    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



  • Fundraising concert for Amnesty International in Senegal (1999)

  • Farm Aid with Willie Nelson and friends

    David and Wilie Nelson

  • NY Concert for hurricane victims in Jamaica

  • Fundraising for victims of Katrina in New Orleans

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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