|| A lively, dancy piece. Celebrating the colours and sounds of
our continent. jive rhythms at its best!
||op die stoep
||The accordion gives a nostalgic edge to the music. This is easy
life, no cares, stresses. Just listening to stories and drinking
coffee on "the stoep".
||The guitar give this piece a smell of earth. The "scat" singing
is infectious - a total submersion in spontaneity! The cello ripples
in sultry, colourfullines throughout the musical fabric.
||An upbeat Baroque dance. All the sound effects revamps all antiquated
rust that might cling to the phrases.
||Beautiful simplistic lyricism.
||Arrangement of Afrikaans folk song, "Afrikaners is plesierig".
Exuberant use of tone colours and sound effects.
||It has the feel of a typical South-African dance - the "sakkie-sakkie"-a
traditional 2-step. It works marvellously well with the enjins.The
party/carnival mood is infectious! You will never listen to the
sound of an enjin in the same way again!
||waltz for a fractured world
||A piece pulling at the heart-strings. The cello traverses over
the huge expanse of melancholy. the clarient and accordion also
contributes to the overall sadness.
||You are comfortable and at peace with the world. but there is
no place like home. All the people at home still looks the same,
sound the same, laugh the same laugh... and then you realise what
you have missed being so far away...
||Laid-back jazz. Rhythms and improvisations are easy on the ear
and infectious to the body!
||i did not know that i would grow up without my parents
||Music that filters through the night-sky and reaches sleeping
ears. The rhythmic energy will infect you. (Andrew Peters begged
on the streets of Grahamstown (a smart beggar, big amounts of
money) but also played the guitar. Well. And sang. I chose his
guitar-playing side and collaborated with him. He was on medicines
because of mental instability. Andrew was not an easy guy. He
did not have an easy life. Losing both his parents as a child
created an never-ending need for care indside of him. our friendship
lasted a good number of years after which he died - poor and ill,
and still, without any parent. His memory never leaves me).
||African fused with a hint of of Orientalism. Some of the sound
colours evokes childlike playfulness. A pure fun piece!
||An anthemic piece celebrating the natural beauty of South Africa.
It begins with a dialogue between the piano and cello. Strings
soon join in, adding to the mellifluousness of the phrases. The
piece soon evolves into an emotional outpouring from all the instruments
involved - big orchestra and cello.
(LL) A beautiful piece can only be created for a beautiful land
like S.A. The passion sits at the core of the music's beauty.
The piece begins with a dialogue between the piano and cello.
Strings soon join in, adding to the mellifluousness of the phrases.
The piece soon evolves into an emotional outpouring from all the
instruments involved - big orchestra and cello.
||drifting on a cloud, deep restfulness, drawn out chords along
with intimate mouth sounds
||HER TIME HAS COME
||A stirring (and the HA!Man's most popular) piece written for
Africa - her time has indeed arrived. It emphasizes humanity's
collective origins and the power pf Africa to bring us back to
a concrete sense of unity. The chorus lines are easy sing-alongs
and remain in the hearts of the many that have heard it perfomed
the world over.
(LL) A stirring piece written for Africa - her time has indeed
arrived. Human possibilities are no longer a matter of dreaming
, but a matter of reality. No one will help singing along with
this one. The song sweeps over the whole expanse of our great