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 eighth featured artiste is Diverse Attentions, a 4-piece band that was formed at the end of year 2009 in Singapore. Full for passion and enthusiasm, they were formed to express their interpretations of music ranging from a wide variety of musical styles, Diverse Attentions shows versatility in their musical works and also their dynamic engagement on stage and towards their audiences. You can follow Diverse Attentions’ updates on Facebook, or watch their videos on YouTube.
Diverse Attentions contributed their song, “Get Up” 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.
We decided to take part in this project because we believe that every woman, and, every person in the world deserves freedom and respect. And through this project, we would like our followers to also receive the message and support this good cause too.
Why is ending violence against women important to you?
Everyone deserves respect, be it women or men. However, not everyone has the courage to step up for their choice and for their freedom. With this project, we know that we can help these women pick themselves up.
In your opinion how does music help in efforts to end violence against women?
What actions can music artistes take to help end violence against women?
Artistes and musicians can do their part by spreading this message to their followers, and also write songs that empower this project!
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.