Kerikeri based singer songwriter Merv Pinny is adding his voice and a bit more to help highlight the plight of growing numbers of children being made refugees by war and extremist ideology.
Proceeds due to him from his latest release, “OB (can you hear the children cry)” will all go to selected charities dealing with children in crises.
The song, which he wrote, performed and produced under his own label MMusic had its genesis in the international news reports of conflicts throughout the Middle East, and particularly those in Syria and Iran.
“And I say in the song, I didn’t want to be the last man to speak up about the situation. The song is how I can give voice to how I feel and how I can hopefully convey that to others in a compelling helpful way
“He is hoping the song and video clip will strike a chord amongst aware and caring people and raise a helpful amount of money to help the children crises.
“OB (can you hear the children cry)” is available on iTunes. To help promote the song (and the level of donations) Pinny also produced an accompanying music video. Which has been labelled as a hard hitting music video with a message.