Monday, May 27, 2024

Bonfire Charity Single on Behalf of Ukranian Children

German hard rock act Bonfire, in cooperation with Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e. V; is financing the Farba Project with donations being used to help traumatised children and young people from Ukraine.

As part of this ongoing initiative, the current line-up of Bonfire has recorded their classic track ‘Freedom Is My Belief’, that was originally released on their 1989-album Point Blank, as a new charity single.

“Ever since Russia’s terrible war of aggression in Ukraine started, I’ve been thinking again and again – How can we, Bonfire, help,” guitarist and founding member Hans Ziller commented. “In fact, it can only be the innocent children who need our help. I have been in contact with the Johanniter, who take care of children traumatised by war, for a long time. While recording our song ‘Freedom Is My Belief’, I had the idea of having these children sing along in the chorus. I think, every day that distracts you from this war can help in some way. We just wanted to give these kids two nice days.
 
“I did a casting at the refugee camp with the kids. Partly they are half or full orphans. Many are accompanied by their mothers or grandparents. There are almost no men here.” Ziller continued. “I heard terrible stories via the interpreters. And every day Ukraine keeps being under massive attacks of hundreds of rockets and bombs. But everyone is so grateful that we are helping the people of Ukraine. Many have lost loved ones. But it has to go further, and most important is, that peace finally prevails, so they can return to their homeland.

“The enthusiasm was huge that the kids could participate in our video. I chose 20 children who sang along in our studio. We picked them up at the facilities with Harley biker gang, the Wolfmen, who brought them to our studio. Over here, we recorded the chorus of Freedom together with the kids.”
 
All proceeds from the single and video will go entirely to the children, with Ziller stating: “They will be handed over by me personally. So please download the song and share and stream the video as often as possible! The kids will thank you.”

The single is available digitally here and to make donations use the following account: Recipient: Spendenkonto bei der Bank für Sozialwirtschaft, IBAN: DE49 3702 0500 0004 3044 01, BIC: BFSWDE33XXX, Codeword: FREEDOM.

You can also check out the video here at RAMzine.

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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