... MUSIC TO MAKE YOU THINKChris Chameleon - Ek Herhaal JouThis musical interpretation of Ingrid Jonker's poetry is allows her words to shine in all their natural beauty, never losing that perfect straight to the heart touch that made South Africans of all languages love her. The former Boo! frontman blends the finest Afrikaans musical traditions with the freshest, most affecting new rock trends. Difficult to define, deeply moving. This is one of the best albums of 2005. An unforgettable gift, for you or for someone you love.- Buy it here - 24hr Delivery- Review and clips from the CD- Download a track - completely free
Rian Malan - Alien InboorlingThe controversial writer of the 80s classic pours out his flawed traitor's heart in these vignettes of life as an Afrikaans White African- Buy it hereLaurinda Hofmeyr - LigdagA similar project to Chris Chameleon's (see above) this CD sets the work of various top Afrikaans poets to music. Lush, occasionally cheesy, but often very beautiful.- Ask in your record storeKlopjag - Album DrieA solid folk rock album in the Alternatiewe Afrikaner tradition - good stuff for road trips. A safe gift from music lovers who like Valiant Swart and that crowd.- Buy it here
Valiant Swart - Mystic MyleGorgeous song after gorgeous song, always featuring the best blues guitar players. This collection intelligently arranges Valiant Swart's wonderful hits by theme not by date. Introduce him to a new fan when you buy this and wrap it.- Buy it hereJak de Priester - Brooklyn PoetJak de Priester has proved himself to be the type to stick around. His caberet-style rock love songs and chameos are not to everyone's taste, being rather camply dramatic - think Johannes Kerkorrel meets The Sound of Music. - Mini-review and song clips- Buy it here
Karen ZoidOne of the best chick rock albums of the year. Karen's still thought provoking, funny, and self aware. - Full review and song clips- Buy it here or offlineLize Beekman - Draadkar oor die SeeRock pop confessional stuff- Buy it online - 24hr deliver
Fokofpolisiekar - Monoloog in Stereo, or LugsteuringThinking rock that's also fun to party to, this is a classic rock sound with Afrikaans lyrics. Not groundbreaking, but really good stuff.- Buy it online or at your music store
... or BRAAIMUSIEK AND POP FAVOURITES
Steve Hofmeyr - Toeka 2 DVDAll those favourite Afrikaans classics given a fresh treatment by the king of SA pop, and top selling SA artist.- Buy it here- Free MP3s for download
Skouspel 2005 DVDHuisgenoot's yearly bonanza, featuring top selling Afrikaans acts like Steve Hofmeyr, Jan Blohm, and Dozi.- Buy it hereAnneke de villiersPopular classics played on violin. Lekker for some. Torture for others.- buy it at your music store
- compiled by Jean Barker
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