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Die Radio Kalahari Orkes in the Colony – 26 – 28 March

Just off the end of the shortwave radio dial (on the right-hand side) is where true believers search for the soetegeur signal of mythic, trans-Boerradio station, Radio Kalahari. If youʼre lucky enough to find it, stay tuned, because you may well hear the famous house band, Die Radio Kalahari Orkes, who stand proudly under their motto:

‘n Honderd Jaar Agter Die Tye.. en Oppie Spoor.

The one-of-a-kind Radio Kalahari Orkes is visiting the Cape from 26 – 28 March. It is the Orkes’ first Cape tour since the release of their hit album, Heuningland, at the end of last year. Heuningland fever hit SA with a bang, with five tracks from Heuningland playlisted on RSG, a number of television appearances and a 2010 SAMA-nomination in the category Best Adult Contemporary Album: Afrikaans.

Their music stems from a place diep in die grond, taking in Afrikaans Malay liedjies, boeremusiek and anything else useful found lying in the roadside dust. The words, however, are focused firmly on the present. Played on acoustic equipment as old as old as their motto, the band’s sound features violins, accordions, consertinas, mandolins, banjos, washboards, guitars, dobor, trompette, kontrabas, kazoes – and Jan Vasmaak’s patented East Cape ‘Boozophone’. It is a musical style that makes you want to get up and dance (and occasionally weep).

Come shake your tail feathers with the Orkes next weekend at the following events:

Friday 26 March

Venue: McNaughtons Pub, Somerset Wes

Date: 26 March 2010

Time: 9 pm

Cover Charge: R50 (includes entry into raffle)

Adress: Vodacom Golf Village, De Beers Ave, Somerset West

Contact person: Harley – 0722968689

Come early and watch the rugby with us on the big screen before the show!

Saturday 27 March

Place: Oesfees, Solms-Delta Wine Estate, Franschoek

For more info, call: Therese – 021 874 3937

Sunday 28 March

Place: Lagoon Festival, Club Mykonos, Langebaan

For more info, call: Sonja – 079 175 3496

For more information, photos or interviews, please contact:

Riana Wiechers
C: 072 341 6439 H: 021 447 1046

Heuningland by Die Radio Kalahari Orkes


Playlist Creator & Web Marketer. The son of a church organist father and pianist mother, South African born Brian Currin grew up surrounded by music. In his pre-teen years he realised that he had no real talent for playing music and he couldn't sing, so he immersed himself in the world of music by listening, exploring and researching. Which he still does today. He served in the military for five years, then spent many years in corporate sales and marketing until his involvement in the re-discovery of Rodriguez, opened up a whole new world for him. He was the Content Editor for Rhythm Online, South Africa's first online music store, from 2006 to 2012. He ran Mabu Vinyl, the iconic music store seen in the Oscar-winning "Searching For Sugar Man" film from 2013 to 2019. His voice could be heard on the streaming radio station All Jazz Radio where he hosted the Vagabond Show from 2012 to 2019. He is very involved in promoting South African music, and is the co-owner of a number of music-related websites including which he founded in 1999.

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