TILL YOU’RE FREE AGAIN
“Don Clarke and The Drakondale Girls choir”
We don’t think anything else need be said – watch this video and read the message from Don Clarke – grab some tissues and understand why we do what we do!
But what a message – Please share far and wide, show and explain to your kids.
Thank you Don Clarke and all the young ladies in the choir
A message from Don Clarke – Storyteller
I have long been burdened by the plight of the Rhino, and have had it in mind to write a song about it for years. But for one reason or another I never did. Until my dear friend Leon Schuster phoned me and said: “Donny, my new movie has an anti-rhino poaching theme, and I need one beautiful song for it .” Leon is one of the few people in this world whose words and spirit I fully interpret. We have written many songs together, but when he talks to me passionately about an idea, it very quickly enters my mind, deeply and clearly. Perhaps because we are so similar in character. So, first thing the next morning I sat down at the piano and within 30 minutes the basis of this song was given to me. You have not had the experience of seeing some of the poignant scenes from “Frank & Fearless”, the film in which this song is used, but I STILL weep when I see them. I am a great believer in providence, and am normally good at spotting it. I believe that Leon’s new film is provident in that it delivers a powerful message against the unnecessary cruelty of rhino poaching, and it will probably be the first Leon Schuster film in which you cry. Likewise, this song was provident. From the moment I sat down, it flowed into my being like a cry from a place of deep suffering. I have always said that if I weep when writing a song, that song has a special right to exist. A right beyond my own powers. This is one of those songs. Whether it is musically strong or not, the message is absolutely clear. The Human Animal has no right…indeed, is completely IGNORENT…to assume that consuming the horn of a rhino can in any way change their life. And it is incumbent upon us all to join the fight against this ignorance before it is too late. To have these magnificent creatures wiped from the face of the Earth simply because of a MYTH is inconceivable. So my dear friends, all I ask is that you share this video FAR AND WIDE. Every share may well be another breath for a rhino. Love & peace!