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.
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."