As part of The Pixel Project’s 30 Artistes, 30 Songs, 30 Days” project in support of the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign, we talk to the artistes who have participated in the project about why they are using their music to speak out and to say NO to violence against women.
Our twenty-fourth featured artiste is Teri Rambo. Part confessor, part philosopher and all heart, Teri Rambo writes and sings with bittersweet transparency, disarming sincerity and a wink of good humor. Teri’s distinct vocal sound was featured in the Barrymore award-winning production of In the Next Room or the vibrator play (2011 – Wilma Theater, Philadelphia PA). Her song Say Something won an Honorable Mention in the 2012 New England Songwriting Competition. Teri’s debut album, Say Something, released 12/13/13, represents the best of two decades’ original writing. Follow Teri on Facebook or check out her videos on YouTube.
Teri contributed her song, “Gone Too Soon” to the “30 Artistes, 30 Songs, 30 Days” campaign in support of the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign that in benefit of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and The Pixel Project. Donate at just US$1 per pixel to reveal the mystery Celebrity Male Role Models and help raise US$1 million for the cause while raising awareness about the important role men and boys play in ending violence against women in their communities worldwide. Donations begin at just US$10 and you can donate here.
Tell us about yourself and why you decided to take part in The Pixel Project’s “30 Artistes, 30 Songs, 30 Days” project.
I am a singer/songwriter and mom to an eight year old girl. Naturally, I oppose any kind of violence toward women and girls and was honoured to be included in the 30/30/30 project! If my song softens even one heart or inspires one person into action to protect the rights of women, what a gift to the world!
Why is ending violence against women important to you?
Needless to say, women and girls deserve the respect and human rights afforded to men and boys. Every oppressor has a mother to whom he owes his life. Violence against or control of women is the ultimate insult and injustice. The world is in need of so much healing and defending the rights of women and girls is a fine place to start.
In your opinion how does music help in efforts to end violence against women?
Music has a way of touching hearts and inspiring action…it is a language that is often able to penetrate where words alone cannot. Music helps people to feel, connect and relate, and this is a powerful tool for spreading the message of anti-violence while honouring women and girls.
What actions can music artistes take to help end violence against women?
As artists, we can donate our music, time and talent to organisations that benefit women and girls. We can dig deeply and create work that brings people together and helps us relate to each other. As a female artist, just by sharing my music with the world, I can inspire other women and girls to let their lights shine and share their hearts and truths with the world.
The “Music For Pixels 2014″ charity digital album is available from 1 April 2014 – 1 April 2015 as a companion to the “30 Artistes, 30 Songs, 30 Days” campaign. The album features a selection of 12 positive and empowering songs from the campaign by artistes including Adam Web, AHMIR, AJ Rafael, Bob Sima, Courtney Jenae, Debbie Reifer, Delaney Gibson, Ellis, Macy Kate, Mary Sholz, Pete Ahonen, and Troy Horne.
The album is the perfect and affordable gift for music lovers and for celebrating special occasions such as birthdays and Mother’s Day. It is available for download worldwide via major online music retailers including iTunes and Amazon.com. 100% of the album proceeds will benefit The Pixel Project to help keep their anti-Violence Against Women campaigns, projects, and programmes running.