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 twenty-second featured artist is Rochelle Diamante. Also known as RoRo, Rochelle Diamante is the multi-talented, singer-songwriter and actress quickly making a name for herself in Hollywood. Originally from Seattle, RoRo developed her love for music at an early age and in 2005 decided to begin making music her career. Buzz about RoRo quickly began to spread after she made her debut on YouTube in 2010 where she has amassed over 26 million views.
RoRo has worked on hit recording and writing projects with various big producers including David Ryan Harris (John Mayer), Blake English (Kelly Rowland, Brandy), Mike Mac (Beluga Heights), and the incomparable Lauren Christy (The Matrix Team). After signing with Buskin Records/WBR in 2014, RoRo has been working tirelessly with an amazing team on production of several new singles and a new video scheduled for release in 2015. To find out more about Roro, follow her on Twitter and Instagram, or check out her 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.
I’ve been singing since I was 10 years old and ever since I started, I’ve wanted to use my music to make a difference. There are so many women who need help and I am honoured to help raise awareness for this cause.
Why is ending violence against women important to you?
It’s wrong! Violence in general needs to stop. But there are women dealing with violence everyday, trapped and scarred. We can make a difference.
In your opinion how does music help in efforts to end violence against women?
Music is life. It’s all around us. There is not one person on earth who doesn’t have a favourite song, favourite band, etc… Play music and people will come and be more willing to learn about the cause and help in any way they can.
What actions can music artists take to help end violence against women?
Music artists have an influence on their fans that can help shine a light on issues their fans may not have known about. Opening their minds is the doorway to opening their hearts to help those in need while at the same time giving them knowledge to prevent it from ever happening to them.