Valiant Swart Tribute

2010-08-06 12:22
 20 years in the music industry, 15 albums (that we know of) and countless shows: Valiant Swart is a local legend! So, a tribute to one of our most influential Afrikaans fathers-of-rock, seems natural.

He played at the first Oppikoppi 16 years ago; this year on Sunday 8 August at 4pm some of SA’s best artists will be playing his songs. This is what you can expect:

Tamara Dey will be singing “Moeilikheid Met Die Man”.

Van Coke Kartel will be doing their very own version of “Buitenkant”.

Francois van Coke will also be doing a verse for “Die Meeste Mense is Maar Lekker Zef” together with Jack Parow and Die Heuwels Fantasties.

Other collaborating artists include Piet Botha , Anton L’ Amour, Tidal Waves, Les Javan and Albert Frost as well as a grand finale featuring Vusi Mahlasela and Marcus Wyatt.

So get in the mood for tunes, beer, dust and sweat with your very own Valiant Swart Lucky Packet.


How can you tune me nooit...
The legendary mystic blues rock boer shares this acoustic English conversation off his Dorpstraat Revisited solo project.

Lekker Zef
The mystic blues rock boer goes unplugged on this 100% veld-fed acoustic version of 'Lekker Zef' recorded especially for Channel24. The song is originally from his Horisontaal album.

Valiant returns to his poetic troubadour roots on this killer country-blues tale of 'double-whammy' weekends off his CD, Vrydagaand/Saterdagaand.

Die Wyntannies
Swart and boreremusiek maestro Ollie Viljoen give veld-fed traditional Afrikaans music a spin-soos-min on this tongue-in-cheeky tale off their new 2010 album, "Wild en Wakker”.


Interview: Valiant Swart
From Boland punk to TV’s blues rock doctor and boeremusiek balladeer: the legendary Mystic Boer speaks about his mission to re-map SA's folk music frontiers.

Video Interview:Watch this live interview with the Mystic Boer himself dressed in cowboy attire!

Video Interview:Watch Valiant at The Armchair Theatre speaking about zeffness, the blues and boeremusiek!


Watch:Lekker Zef Live!

Watch:Valiant Live at Up The Creek 2008

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