One of my favourite songs by one of my favourite South African bands…
Loreena McKennitt’s music is widely known and admired, and one of my favourite songs, that appears on the 1997 album, The Book of Secrets, is “Dante’s Prayer”. The first song of McKennitt’s which I fell in love with, is actually “The Mummer’s Dance” — although I had no idea at the time of who sangContinue reading “Favourite Music Friday: Dante’s Prayer”
“Blou” (”Blue”) is another of my favourite songs, and I think this version — by Loki Rothman and Laurika Rauch — is my favourite version of it as well! (Lyrics and music by André Swiegers.) “Blou” (”Blue”) by Loki Rothman and Laurika Rauch
A-ha’s music has been part of my whole life (literally — their first song was released the year before I was born) and I still love their music just as much as I did when I was younger. Mind you, it probably helped me learn English quite a bit, now that I think about it…Continue reading “Favourite Music Friday: Stay on These Roads by a-ha”
In which I share some of my favourite music by Radical Face and ruminate on some moods.
“Ashes of Eden” by Breaking Benjamin is another of those songs that I just can’t stop listening to…
It’s a few days before Christmas and here in South Africa the weather is sweltering, so it just seemed right to end my Christmas music Fridays with some local Christmas songs! I start off with Somerkersfees (Summer Christmas), followed by Sonneblom uit Bethlehem (Sunflower From Bethlehem), Hierdie kind (This Child) and Kersfees in Kaapstad (Christmas inContinue reading “Favourite Christmas Music Friday: Some Afrikaans Songs”
Ok, I’ll admit, when I heard Peter Hollens’ version, it was the first time I’d heard this song and immediately fell in love with it! Next week, as the weekend before Christmas, I’ll share some of my favourite Afrikaans Christmas songs.
Just in time for the weekend, a throwback to one of my favourite Bon Jovi songs!
Written by Ingrid Jonker, this poem is from Kantelson (1966), which was publishedshortly after her suicide. Absolutely beautiful.