Mary Ozaraga Gives Voice To The Exploited In 'Not Where You Belong'

Oct 03 2023

Mary Ozaraga has released her latest single, 'Not Where You Belong'. The Pop Rock Rap track seeks to empower those who have been, and continue to be, victims of sexual exploitation. It speaks of the trauma that they’ve been through and seeks to encourage hope. It hopes to give a voice for the many of us who are afraid to speak up and against this disturbing reality.

The song was co-written with UK songwriter Ruth A. Harris, and produced by Alain Lee Godornes of Shelter Studios. Also, joining Mary are the some women from her church who make up the chorus choir and artists JJ Arv and Eric Cohen for added background vocals.

"There is a disturbing reality that lurks behind closed doors in every corner of the world, beyond time, geography, race, religion and culture: SEXUAL EXPLOITATION", explains Mary. "If you want to join us in giving voice to this cause, please join us in sharing this plight so it may reach to encourage those whose voices are silenced and be in the effort to bring down this sick industry."

Mary is a Singer-Songwriter in Cebu, Philippines. She is also a Worship Leader for her church in Cebu City, Philippines. Mary began sharing her music during the lockdowns in 2020, eventually releasing 3 singles & a 3 track Christmas EP in 2021, 5 more singles in 2022 and 3 in 2023. Her playfulness and musical influences are seen in how she experiments with song styles. Her background as a drummer is evident in her rhythmic guitar playing, in her songwriting and in her singing style.

Even with varied musical influences, she continues to search for the music of her country's history with a hope to one day raise up worship with music that is now almost completely forgotten.

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