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Ons Rock Jou Taal: Afrikaans Video Jukebox

2007-08-21 11:32
Being “jonk, wit en 21 in Suid-Afrika” has never been more liberating. So say Foto Na Dans in this interview on MK89’s Stook. Hear the ouens try and explain the significance of their name, justify taking hairstyling tips from their mothers and talk about their forthcoming new CD. They also name drop influences ranging from Muse, Kings of Leon and Radiohead to Bloc Party and The Strokes. Odd influences for a band who sound exactly like Fokof and the Springbok Nude Girls you might say? Well, they do also confess about wanting to play with the Nudies!
- Watch the interview DIE HELDE
Every scene needs some superheroes. But is a band that bills themselves as “Afrika-Funk-Punk-Groove-Boogie” boys going to find an audience raised on good old-fashioned ruk en rol? Actually, who the hell are Die Helde? Watch this video triple play recorded live on MK89’s Studio 1 and find out:
- Jy Moet Luister
- En As Ek Opstaan Sou Jy
- Koue Hande
Impressed? Watch the interview on MK89s’ Amp:

Cool? Go shopping with these guitar heroes:
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Teenage angst? Check? Power chords? Check. Ramones t-shirt? Check check check. But is this enough to make good music? And hey, what’s up with calling your band a rather archaic slang term for ‘condom’? See for yourself in this two part interview on Amp:
- Watch part 1
- Watch part 2

With Fokofpolisiekar on permanent vacation and the Van Coke Cartel yet to start dealing, can next generation acts like Foto Na Dans, Die Helde and ÉF-ÉL keep Afrikaans rock real? Check out our Afrikaans Rock Video Jukebox and decide for yourself.

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