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2005's Afrikaans Music - Our Christmas List! - 2005's Afrikaans Music - Our Christmas List

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Chris Chameleon - Ek Herhaal Jou
This 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 Inboorling
The 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 here

Laurinda Hofmeyr - Ligdag
A 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 store

Klopjag - Album Drie
A 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 Myle
Gorgeous 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 here

Jak de Priester - Brooklyn Poet
Jak 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 Zoid
One 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 offline

Lize Beekman - Draadkar oor die See
Rock pop confessional stuff
- Buy it online - 24hr deliver

Fokofpolisiekar - Monoloog in Stereo, or Lugsteuring
Thinking 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


Steve Hofmeyr - Toeka 2 DVD
All 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 DVD
Huisgenoot's yearly bonanza, featuring top selling Afrikaans acts like Steve Hofmeyr, Jan Blohm, and Dozi.
- Buy it here

Anneke de villiers
Popular classics played on violin. Lekker for some. Torture for others.
- buy it at your music store

- compiled by Jean Barker

You can still order most of the items down here from Kalahari.net and get them delivered in 24 hours to any major city in SA. Check out our recommendations for the music fan in your life - options range from intellectual to good ol' braaimusiek.

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