“When you stand and share your story in an empowering way, your story will heal you and your story will heal somebody else”
Giving is good! So here at I’m not a machine music we give a percentage of our profits to two organisations that we feel reflect what we are all about…
Our founder, Verity Pabla, came originally from a background in drama and theatre performance. A form that allowed her to gain confidence, to express herself, and to be genuinely creative – as a young person and into adulthood. Followed by music – another beautiful artistic form – she found a different outlet for the sharing of emotion and experience.
Theatre and music are healing – truly. Especially for young people. Which is why we, as an organisation, have chosen Dramatic Need and the Silverlake Conservatory of Music to officially support by raising of awareness for their cause and through our yearly donations.
By supporting original independent music through I’m not a machine music we are in turn all giving to these two fantastic organisations – and allowing young individuals the opportunity to gain the chance to create, perform and have an outlet for their own experience and emotion. For that, we thank you so very much!
'Dramatic Need is a UK-registered charity that sends international arts professionals (such as musicians, artists and actors) to host workshops in underprivileged and rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa. The charity promotes creative expression as a tool for conflict resolution, social development, gender empowerment and the assimilation of health messages in underprivileged communities. Dramatic Need also provides art, music and film-making equipment to schools in South Africa and Rwanda.'
'The mission of Silverlake Conservatory of Music, a non-profit organization formed in California, is to facilitate basic music education. The primary focus is on the youth of the community but all are welcome and encouraged to participate. The Conservatory offers private music lessons at a reasonable cost and grants scholarships to children in need, providing free lessons and instruments. The study of music enriches not only the life of the student but the community and society as well.'