“Dance Revolution” is an original song by Maya Azucena commissioned by the One Billion Rising campaign. Produced by DJ Spinna and music video directed by Rae Maxwell (RMI), “Dance Revolution” marks the 1-month countdown to One Billion Rising, a Global Day of Action to End Violence Against Women and Girls. So in the wise words of James Brown, “Get up, Get Into It, Get Involved..,” in other words, hit the jump for the visuals and free song download.
One Billion Rising is the cause. “Dance Revolution” is a battle cry, calling all people to join in solidarity to resist violence against women and the passive silence that allows it to continue. Statistics say, 1 in 3 women and girls are abused or raped in their lifetime, amounting to roughly 1 Billion of the world’s population. Maya is one of those women, who endured years in a domestically violent relationship. One Billion Rising is a worldwide campaign, initiated by playwright and human rights activist Eve Ensler (author of Vagina Monologues & Founder of V-Day), to mobilize one billion women and girls by February 14th, 2013, to participate in a worldwide stand to stop Domestic Violence. Dance is the weapon of choice – a physical act of defiance.
This music video, a true labor of love, was shot over 7 days, in 3 cities, on two coasts, with 3 dance troupes and over 2 dozen women and girls. Director, Rae Maxwell (RMI), did an amazing job of capturing the dynamic energy of the dancers, and the emotion of the message with a uniquely creative eye.