Nieu Bethesda Events
- Koos Kombuis in Concert
- 30 Oct 10 - 31 Oct 10
- Old Church Hall -
Koos Kombuis is a South African musician, singer, songwriter and writer who became famous as part of a group of anti-establishment maverick Afrikaans musicians, who, under the collective name of Voëlvry (directly translated meaning "Free as a bird"; in Afrikaans "voëlvry" is synonymous to the word "fugitive"), toured campuses across South Africa in the 1980s, to "liberate Afrikaans from the shackles of its past".
He was a younger generation Afrikaner who didn't believe in apartheid and didn't toe the ruling National Party line. This movement coined the term Alternative Afrikaner for themselves. Kombuis is somewhat of an icon among certain South Africans who consider him the guru of Afrikaans rock music and father of non-conformist Afrikaans culture.
Koos Kombuis is a humorous stage name as well as his pen name. Koos (pronounced "koos" sounding like "kwis") is a shortened version for the common name "Jacobus" / "Jakobus", but is also Afrikaans slang for a chamber pot. Kombuis means "Kitchen" in Afrikaans. His childhood nickname was "Koos", and he got his last name from a time when he squatted in the kitchen of former drug-dealer and author Al Lovejoy. The name also alludes to the Afrikaans language derogatorily being known as "Kitchen Dutch" in its early years.
Kombuis cites Bob Dylan, Neil Young as well as ex-Beatles George Harrison and John Lennon as musical influences. His musical style is raw, and Kombuis often accompanies himself only with his acoustic guitar, but sometimes uses his backing rock band known as "Die Warmblankes" ("The Almost Drunk / Mellow Whites").
Koos Kombuis is considered one of the best lyricists in South African music today. One of his most popular hits is "Lisa se Klavier" ("Lisa's Piano"), which has been covered by Laurika Rauch and The Parlotones.
Koos Kombuis plays in the Old Church Hall in Nieu Bethesda on Saturday, 30 October @ 7pm and Sunday, 31 October @ 3pm.
- Old Church Hall
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