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afrikaans 170705 afrikaans kort met Joke Suid-Afrika se HA!Man, tesame met sy Belgiese wederhelf, Joke Debaere, vorm saam 'n unieke kreatiewe span wat die wereld deurkruis met spontane tjelloklanke en poëties-musiekale woordkuns, wat die wye verskeidenheid mense en plekke wat hulle teëkom, met kleurryke gevoel weerspieël. Elke optrede is vars en neem die gehoor op 'n reis wat reeds vir meer as twee dekades diep meevoer, verras en oorstelp - vanaf die Royal Albert Hall tot intieme woonkamers. Beide het belowende loopbane in die musiek- en teater hoofstrome verlaat om 'n outentieke ruimte van passievolle en vloeiende ekspressie te ontwikkel wat, by gebrek aan 'n rasionele term, "HA!" genoem kan word...
afrikaans 070620 Banner Kolligfees Suid-Afrika se spontane en kreatiewe tjellis, die Ha!Man (Francois le Roux), verskuif grense op 'n inspirerende en vermaaklike wyse. Die HA!Man keer die tafels om: tjello is skielik lekker, klassiek en Afrika dans saam en improvisasies klink soos meesterkomposisies. Die HA! tril jou snare en kielie jou hart. Ernstig en lig, vir die kenner en die leek was tjello, elektronika, fluite en voete nog nooit so wyd en so vars nie. HA!Man gee jou æn nuwe asem. ôàsoveel talent en kreatiwiteit het ek nog nie beleef nie! Briljant! Moet dit asseblief nie misloop nie!ö (Marieta Kruger.) 17/02/22 Suid-Afrika se spontane en kreatiewe tjellis, die HA!Man (Francois le Roux), verskuif grense al vir meer as twee dekades op 'n inspirerende en vermaaklike wyse. Die HA!Man keer die tafels om: tjello is skielik lekker, klassiek en Afrika dans saam en improvisasies klink soos meesterkomposisies. Onafhanklik, hou "die HA!" die vlam van passievolle en roerende musiek plaaslik en internasionaal omhoog met sy avontuurlike musikale reise. Vir beide die kenner en die leek word tjello, elektronika, fluite en voete telkens uniek tot 'n rare simfonie van wydheid, diepte en varsheid saamgesnoer. Die HA!Man bly toegewy daaraan om plaaslike gemeenskappe met sy uitsonderlike talente te bedien. Vir meer, besoek www.hamanworld.com "Soveel talent en kreatiwiteit het ek nog nie beleef nie! Briljant! Moet dit asseblief nie misloop nie!" (Mariëtta Kruger)
dutch 130601 Very brief The HA!Man (Francois le Roux) transformeerde zijn klassieke piano en cello achtergrond naar zijn eigen spontane stijl van muziek maken, waarin hij Afrikaanse en andere stijlen vermengt. Hij heeft een internationele carriere van 20 jaar opgebouwd en genereert voortdurend nieuwe stijlen, samenwerkingen en podiumacts, in plaatsen varierend van boerderij schuren tot de Royal Albert Hall.

The HA!Man (Francois le Roux) transformed his classical cello and piano background into his own brand of spontaneous music making, incorporating african and other styles. An international career spanning two decades keeps him constantly generating new fusions, collaborations and stage antics in venues ranging from farm barns to the Royal Albert Hall.
dutch 130601 Very brief Joke Joke Debaere is actrice en schrijfster, mede oprichtster van tg Het Zesde Bedrijf. Sinds vorig jaar vergezelt ze de Ha!Man op podia in Zuid-Afrika en Europa. Haar eerste dichtbundel 'Verandering' werd gepubliceerd in januari 2012. Verder is ze ook artistiek betrokken bij de Antwerpse sociaal artistieke werkplaats 'Madam Fortuna'.
english 150811 The HA!Man, spontaneous cellist and multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Francois le Roux, known as the HA!Man for his spontaneous music-making, is a one-man musical phenomenon travelling globally to share his gift for improvisation, making use of original and layered accompaniments to improvise on, in styles that spans the classical, world-music and popular genres. For more than two decades on the road, he constantly finds new inspiration in the people and places he encounters, giving ever-evolving performances that never ceases to surprise, energize and inspire young and old. For more visit www.hamanworld.com
english 150319 New brief in terms of community Francois le Roux, aka the HA!Man, is a South African cellist and multi artist that left the classical music world to embark on a journey of spontaneous music making. Self-managed, a network of support has grown globally over two decades that invites and accommodates the "HA!Show," workshops in spontaneous creativity and various collaborations. Joining him as partner is actress and word artist Joke Debaere. Like the term "HA!," their performances can hardly be rationally defined. Yet with each engagement the trust remains that a deep human nerve can be touched and local communities be strengthened.
english 130302 HA!Man and Joke Short South African cellist with a difference, the "HA!Man," has been touring the world with his unique way of playing spontaneously for over twenty years. Drawing on his classical background and influences from Africa, the East, jazz and avant garde music, he takes his wide-ranging audiences on an emotional journey which is never preplanned. Joining him as guest with improvised poetry and song, is writer and actress Joke Debaere from Belgium. Together they create a virtuose kind of magical journey that is hard to describe, yet has grown a strong following the world over. The spontaneous flow also makes use of original electronic accompaniments and includes keyboard improvisations, flutes and dance. Visit www.hamanworld.com
english 110715 HA!Man in Brief The HA!Man (Francois le Roux) was transformed over two decades from being a cellist-pianist with a classical background into a world-traversing spontaneous performer. Years in an artistic wilderness shaped his 'three-dimensional' mind-set towards music, dance and writing that captures true emotional flow. In his multi-layered shows and inspirational workshops, people from all walks of life find high levels of skill meeting an openness towards creative interaction. Based in South Africa, he self-manages a prolific output and itinerary, active with both public and private engagements and increasingly, independent HA! events.
english 090114 Brief Press 09 The HA!Man (Francois le Roux) is a spontaneous cellist from South Africa operating independently all around the globe. He has a classical background and started improvising at the age of four. His spirited performances include original electronic creations, keyboard playing and dance and has lead to numerous workshops, soundtrack commissions and high profile engagements. Most importantly, HA! is to be shared, and to this end he has been building an international network over a decade with the aim to put modern day spontaneous performance squarely on the musical map.
english 071112 HA!Man Brief the HA!Man is a unique and inspiring South African export product (HA! is 'n breath of fresh air, indeed!). Performing all over the world (here on the rooftop of his car at the 2007 KKNK), he gets audiences on their feet with his spontaneous cello and original electronic accompaniments. Whether in concert mode, or providing entertainment for corporate and other events, or workshopping with kids, students and employees, expect the HA!Man to be ever fresh and confounding. Music that moves and energizes, yet nobody has yet find an easy way to describe it. You can't put him in a box! Visit www.hamanworld.com
english 070815 for Graaff Reinett The HA!Man (Francois le Roux) comes to Graaff Reinett with his unique and exciting spontaneous performance. Steadily becoming known all around South Africa, the HA!Man recently received a standing ovation by a packed audience in the prestigious Theatre on the Squeare, Sandton. A singular South African talent who bases his career on spontaneous music making, the HA!man has also been making waves in the US, Europe and the Far East over the past few years. His show consists entirely of his own creations and improvisations with his virtuoso and progressive cello playing at the centre. Electronic accompaniments, keyboard playing, songs (like the highly memorable Beautiful Land and Her Time Has Come) as well as dancing feature in a spirited tour of a wide variety of styles. Infusing them with his own unique blend of classical music and Africa, the HA!man remains a major surprise. His fresh approach is an inspiration to all lovers of music and those who enjoy life in general. Visit www.hamanworld.com for more.
english 070809 for KZNSA The HA!Man (Francois le Roux) is back with the HA!Man Show after his successful collaboration in Triquetra at the KZNSA recently. A singular South African talent who bases his career on spontaneous music making, the HA!man has been making waves in the US, Europe and the Far East the past few years. His show consists entirely of his own creations and improvisations with his virtuoso and progressive cello playing at the centre. Electronic accompaniments, keyboard playing and dancing also features in a spirited tour of a wide variety of styles. Infusing them with his own unique blend of the classics and Africa, the HA!man remains a major surprise and inspiration to all lovers of music and life in general. Visit www.hamanworld.com for more. Variations 17/01/19 RCaffe Cape Town HA!Man (Francois le Roux) in Performance The HA!Man is a singular South African talent who bases his career on spontaneous music making. He has been at it for over two decades and has built a network of support through self-managed annual tours across four continents. His show consists entirely of his own creations and improvisations, with virtuoso and progressive cello playing at the core. Electronic accompaniments, keyboard playing and dancing also features in a spirited tour-de-force, following a comprehensive outline of emotional states. Each performance speaks uniquely to the present moment, in an ongoing remarriage of his classical background, his African roots and infusions from his travels around the world., As the term "HA!" implies, this show remains a major discovery to many, never loses its sense of mystery and serves as deep inspiration to all lovers of music and of life in general. For more Visit www.hamanworld.com.

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HA!Man (Francois le Roux) in Performance

The HA!Man is a singular South African talent who bases his career on spontaneous music making. He has been at it for two decades and has built a network of support through annual international tours, stretching over four continents. His show consists entirely of his own creations and improvisations, with his virtuoso and progressive cello playing at the centre. Electronic accompaniments, keyboard playing and dancing also features in a spirited tour of a wide variety of styles. Infusing them with his own unique blend of the classics and Africa, the HA!man remains a major surprise and inspiration to all lovers of music and life in general. Visit www.hamanworld.com for more.
english 070723 CCS programme info Francois le Roux (the HA!Man) is well known for his unique style spontaneous cello playing. His improvisational skills have been honed over many years, since his first piano pieces conceived at age four, his work as a church organist since age 10 and his career as a solo spontaneous cellist, pianist and organist from 1992 to 1999. Since becoming the "HA!Man" in 2001, he included electronic accompaniments in his performances and these spirited creations, along with his cello, are now regularly performed in four continents. His inspirational song for Africa, "Her Time Has Come" has already been heard in the Royal Albert Hall, London and has been touted for possible inclusion at the 2010 soccer festivities. Often hosted by the Centre, his music has a spiritual core and draws strongly from his South African roots.
english 070430 Invite Example The HA!Man (Francois le Roux) is a unique phenomenon from South Africa. He is a cellist and music creator who does a one man act that is truly different, full of variety, inspiring and enjoyable. He mainly plays the cello in a spontaneous and masterly manner, but also improvises on the keyboard, sings, plays the recorder, ocarinas and does dancing. His music takes you on a journey as far and wide as his own travels - he visits four continents every year. He has a following in many countries. Come and discover! Visit his web site www.hamanworld.com
english 060219 BLURP South African spontaneous and creative cellist, the HA!Man (Francois le Roux), pushes musical boundaries in an inspirational and spell bounding way, employing a brilliant array of styles and means of expression (cello, keyboard, original electronic accompaniments, dancing, voice and whistling). Operating independently, he travels extensively and has gathered an excited following the world over.
french 1304163 Air France François Leroux, grand talent musical d'Afrique du Sud, fait corps avec son violoncelle.

Lors de ses concerts dans le monde entier, il captive ses auditoires au rythme
de ses créations originales qui mêlent à son instrument, clavier électronique,
voix, sifflement et danse.

Il s'était produit l'année dernière pour votre plus grand plaisir.
Cette année, il nous revient accompagné de la poétesse Joke Debaere.

Venez nombreux !
german 140515 German Short Der südafrikanische Cellist François le Roux (HA!MAN) gibt auf seiner Europatournee ein exklusives Konzert in Berlin. Unterstützt von der belgischen Sängerin Joke Debaere entführt dieses innovative Duo uns in Klangwelten und spielt damit mit unterschiedlichsten Elementen: Klassik, Pop, Oriental, Electro, Jazz und Poesie. Der Rest ist spontan und geheimnisvoll...
german 120510 Gert Intro Francois selber tourt mit seinen Soloshows durch die ganze Welt. Er verzaubert und erstaunt sein Publikum mit seinen energiegeladenen Aufführungen, in denen er nicht nur Cello spielt, sondern auch singt, tanzt und sich auf dem Klavier begleitet. Sein Markenzeichen ist sein spontaner, künstlerischer Ansatz, der manchmal auch das Publikum mit einbezieht. Seine Musik reflektiert seine südafrikanischen Wurzeln und Erfahrungen und verbindet sie mit den unterschiedlichsten musikalischen Stilen zwischen Klassik, Weltmusik und Pop. Er prägte für sich den Begriff "HA! Man" um der temperamentvollen, spontanen und improvisatorischen Energie Ausdruck zu geben, mit dem er seine Aufführungen gestaltet. Seine musikalische Karriere startete Francois vor 15 Jahren als Straßenmusiker in Südafrika. Inzwischen ist er weltweit zwischen Korea und Amerika unterwegs.