As part of The Pixel Project’s Music For Pixels Summer Charity Concert, we talk to the music artists who have participated in the concert about why they are using their music to speak out and to say NO to violence against women. 

Our twentieth featured artist is Nathen Aswell. A gifted speaker and recording artist based in Vancouver, Canada, and he believes that his calling in this life is to inspire and heal through his words and music. His CDs “Little By Little” and “YES” are celebrations of life, transformation, evolution and the oneness of humanity.  Nathen honours his calling by speaking and performing internationally at Conferences, Concerts, Men’s Retreats and Churches, presenting his music, stories and humour with his voice and the NS Stick (an 8-stringed electronic instrument that can be plucked like a bass, strummed like a guitar, or tapped with both hands like a piano). To find out more about Nathen, follow him on Facebook, or check out his videos on YouTube.

The Music For Pixels Summer Charity Concert was held in support of the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign 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$1 and while the Music For Pixels Summer Charity Concert Indiegogo fundraiser is running from June 5th to July 5th 2015, donors can donate to get exclusive music and artist goodies ranging from personal Skype concerts to treat bundles for the serious music lover.

Nathen AswellTell us about yourself and why you have decided to take part in The Pixel Project’s Music For Pixels Summer Charity Concert.

My mission is to inspire and heal through my words, actions and music, and being a part of The Pixel Project is an opportunity to do just that.

Why is ending violence against women important to you?       

Ending violence against ANY being, male or female, is important to me. We are all manifestations of God / Higher Consciousness / Perfect Love and every one of us needs to be fully loved, honoured and celebrated as such.

In your opinion how does music help in efforts to end violence against women?

It helps to raise awareness and change consciousness in a way that words alone cannot.

What actions can music artists take to help end violence against women?

LISTEN to the women in our lives. Let them fully tell their stories, so that our hearts break and we fully understand the issue in our HEARTS – not just in our heads.

Share stories / write songs about how this issue has personally affected us (the music artists) and the women in our lives.

Be a part of events like this Pixel Project concert to help raise awareness.