Today is the 3rd anniversary of his slaying. This incident took place at a gas station in Jacksonville, Florida in the mid evening of Friday, November 23rd 2012. If you can remember it was only 9 months prior to this incident that Trayvon Martin, in Sanford, Florida, was also fatally shot. Please keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming documentary of Ron Davis, the father of 17 year old Jordan. The film tells the story of parents that have been subjected to these kinds of circumstances.
The programme is titled ’3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets’.
May peace be with us all as we continue to find Love and Justice through Music.
DREADTOWN director Yoni Gal has followed the band all over the world and gathered hours of archive footage and music never seen or heard before. We have now launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise the funds needed to complete Dreadtown. We can do it with your help: visit the campaign here and pick up one of our exclusive Dreadtown perks! There’s some very special, unique items on there that we can’t wait to share with you.
For you, our most loyal fans, we have two items at a special EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: get them before they sell out! See the movie online before anyone else for just $15 instead of $20 or get the ultimate Dreadtown fan package for $100 instead of $125.
“DREADTOWN has been a true eye opener for us during its development and a real adventure as the story unfolds from the mouths of those who we’ve inspired and those who have inspired us throughout our 40 year career. Having you, the fans to be part of this makes us feel deeply honoured and thrilled that you will be wholeheartedly committing yourselves to this cause of which you were the catalyst, in the first instance. You have chosen our path of Universal Love and Justice through music. And because of this we have managed to survive, no matter how painstaking it became at times, to have this 40-year legacy. So please continue to support us and our director Yoni, and the production team through thick and thin. Crowdfunding are friends we can lean on. Thanking you in advance to aid us constructing DREADTOWN.” - David Hinds
“There’s no music that can unite the people like Reggae music,” – said David Hinds at the 1st Diaspora African Rastafari Congress (DARC) Awards held at the Golden Terrace Banquet Hall in Queens, New York.
Hinds received the HIM Liberation Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award for his legendary contribution to reggae music and the Rastafari community worldwide.
Also present at the celebration were His Imperial Highness, Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie, grandson of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I, Monty Howell, the grandson of Leonard Percival Howell, considered the “First Rastaman,” and Dr. Asantewaa Oppong Wadie.