David Zach — Meet Rock Band Frontman Combating Human Trafficking
David Zach is the frontman for the rock band, Remedy Drive. He uses his music to shine a light on slavery and injustice and the band helps to rally ordinary people to fund and participate in the modern-day abolition movement through The Exodus Road.
He also does undercover work with The Exodus Road to find evidence of sex trafficking. They use the evidence that we gather to make raids against trafficking networks that result in the arrests of traffickers and the freedom of trafficked girls and boys.
The Exodus Road is a global organization strategically fighting human trafficking by working with police to gather evidence, they facilitate rescue missions, and empower aftercare for survivors. They also offer trainings and technology to equip others in the work on the front lines. Founded in 2011, our trained operatives are ordinary heroes with a proven track record of over 1,431 rescues and 739 trafficker arrests.
We have this conversation actually on January 11, which just a short while ago, and it was actually on the National Human Trafficking Awareness Day in the USA.
Remedy Drive began back in 1998, and released five independent albums, and toured all over the Midwest, making a name for themselves in the Christian rock scene. Before signing to Word Records in 2008, the band averaged 200 concerts a year, and its albums sold in the tens of thousands.
By 2012 they started writing justice orientated songs in and ended up leaving their record label to release Commodity in 2014 — the first of now three counter-trafficking concept albums. "Imago Amor" the latest album released shortly after we recorded this podcast in January 2021 and is available at their website remedydrive.com or wherever good music can be found.
To learn more about The Exodus Road visit their website at theexodusroad.com or follow them on Instagram and Facebook @theexodusroad.
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