Legendary Afrikaans musician and poet Koos Kombuis will perform alongside blues rocker Schalk Joubert, known affectionately as “the tall dark man of South African music”, at Die Boer Theatre Restaurant in Durbanville on Saturday, November 29.
Audiences can look forward to an evening of harmonizing, humour and mesmerising acoustic play.
Like most teenagers, Kombuis loved rock and pop music when he was young. “It was only after a friend played me a recording of the Flemish singer Boudewijn de Groot performing a translation of Bob Dylan’s song ‘The Times They Are A-Changing’ that I started realising that my own language, Afrikaans, has potential as rock and folk music,” Kombuis has told the Next 48hOURS.
“These days, what I do is perfectly straightforward folk music with very simple chord structures and sometimes serious, sometimes tongue-in-cheek lyrics. I used to play with rock bands, and still do from time to time, but I feel more at home when I’m just doing unplugged stuff,” Kombuis added.
* Tickets are R130 and available by calling 021 979 1911, or 083 406 0111. Or visit www.dieboer.com.