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Demystifying the Mystic Boer

2007-02-24 14:33

After a round of tequilas, Valiant Swart is ready for his interview. It’s mere moments before his show is scheduled to start and on a sweaty Wednesday night, we’re all crammed cosily into a modest bare walled backstage lounge above the Armchair Theatre, Obs, Cape Town.

You can’t help but notice his look of disbelief as he settles in front of the camera for the arranged video interview. His eyes move slowly from our skew-legged tripod, scantily held together by duct tape, to the microphone we have cunningly taped to a broomstick - now called our ‘broom mic’ - and the borrowed spotlight, which proceeds to die in front of his eyes.

Two cameramen, a journalist and a six-year-old camcorder stare back at him.

Luckily Valiant is a cool ou and gives as professional an interview to the bergie crew as he would to CNN.

He talks to us about his personal life, his trip to the USA, his new boeremusiek album and Bok van Blerk’s song “De La Rey”… he even sings, his treffer “Lekker zef” (Translation: Pretty trashy).
Enter the modest, bare walled room with us...

Watch the videos now

English Interview
- Broadband Version (9.5MB)
- Medium quality (3.02MB)

Afrikaans Interview
- Broadband Version (6.9MB)
- Medium quality (2.2MB)

Just the exclusive accoustic performance
- Broadband Version(6.7MB)
- Medium quality(2.75MB)

- Annel Malan got Valiant Swart to chat about rock n roll and boeremusiek and to record an exclusive video track for us. Live. Yeah.
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