Afri-frans - Various Artists (CD)
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The Afri-Frans album is part of the Afri-series, which takes timeless Afrikaans songs of decades past and translates them into some of the more poetic European languages.
The series started with the Afri-Frans project, which was conceptualised by the formidable composer, pianist, producer and entrepreneur, Matthys Maree. His musical instincts were spot on, as the Afri-Frans album, recorded and released in 2010, went gold within two weeks and has since hit the platinum mark. These albums have gripped the South African public's imagination and are being passed on to family members living abroad.
Matthys Maree says about Afri-Frans, “By translating our favourite music into foreign languages, we breathe new life into our own culture, listen to the same stories with new ears and give new life to songs that have enriched our lives over the past few decades.” He also believes that people connect more with music, and that it brings back not only past memories, but actual feelings associated with those past moments. The Afri-series is a vehicle to that emotional connection.
Through music and words these masterpieces tell the beautiful tales of the Afrikaner’s visions, hopes, dreams, love and disappointments. Our every day stories are now being heard far and wide. The opportunities, it seems, are limitless.
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- Media Type
- Country of Origin
- South Africa
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Enfants Que Vent Emporte
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Cabane Dans L'Orage
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Tonton a Vait Une Ferme En Afrique
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Le Piano De Lisa
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Jeannot
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Epis D'eau
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Chanson Du Vent
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Au Loin Les Collines Ne Changent Guere
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Cote Atlantique
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Priere
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Tout Bleu
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Bas Karoo
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Qui Sait?
- Release Date
- 24 July 2009
- South Africa
- Audio Format
- PCM Audio
- Video Disabled
- Date Released
Magda, South Africa. 10 May 2016
Lovely music, enjoyed it thus far
Christie, South Africa. 9 December 2015
Really beyond beautiful! Super relaxing!