Monday, 25 May 2015 13:32

Die Afrikaansvatters is geen kansvatters nie

Written by Ryan Swano & Lindley Heynes
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He's started becoming a household name in South Africa, appearing on our TV screens, all over our radios, and now Hemelbesem aka Simon Witbooi is ready for his next challenge and will be hitting the theatre stage with his full-length production titled 'Die Afrikaansvatter'.

Jy kan jou skaars verbeel wat sal gebeur as jy 'n tattoo artist, 'n graffiti artist, 'n rymkletser, 'n vocalist, 'n band, accordion en sax speler, dansers en nog meer saam op die stage sit.
Die Afrikaansvatter doen presies dit en nog meer.

Die vollengte teater produksie deur BLM Music en Katalis Productions snoer saam 'n ware spektakel van verskillende vermaaklikheidstalente en sal op 29 Mei om 8:15nm by die Artscape Theatre opgevoer word.

The title, Die Afrikaansvatter, in itself is one of Hemelbesem's growing list of self-coined compound words.
'Afrikaans', the language, and 'kansvatter' which means a 'chancer' combine to form Afrikaansvatter and it is definitely not about a chancer's weak attempts to simply speak a language.
Here the chancer or kansvatter is being bold and daring.
It is all about taking ownership of the language in such a way that you are willing and eager to take chances with it in ways that will add to its richness.

This show will boast extreme wordplay in and around the Afrikaans language as HemelBesem sees and uses it in his mother tongue. Join him for a night of: Comedy, Romance, Lyricism, Breakdance and Poetry backed by live instrumentation of top-shelf quality. There will also be graffiti, live tattooing and animation done on stage.

Soos Hemelbesem verduidelik: "Dit gaan oor die journey van Afrikaans vanuit n persoonlike oogpunt. Kom hoor, sien, ervaar, voel en proe die taal; leer nuwe woorde, gesegdes ensovoorts en raak trots Afrikaans!"

Die kunstenaars wie saam Hemelbesem in die produksie deelneem is hulself ook geen gewone ou kansvatters nie and as jy nog nie weet wie hulle is nie, kliek op die wie se name heironderaan skakels (ja daai is die regte woord vir 'n link) het.
The Take Note Band
Handbreakturn Bboy-crew
Babette Viljoen
Meli-Grey Dondas
LinkrisTheGenius
YOMA
Gareth Harvey
Bradly Kanasashi
Mak1one
Rhyme Author aka Die Hooflig

Animation by Nasri & Seth Grey

Event Details:
Date:                     Friday 29 May 2015 @ 20:15
Venue:                  Artscape Theater – Cape Town CBD
Cover Charge:      R60 | tickets available at Computicket and at the door (while seats last)

Please refer to the Afrikaansvatter Facebook Event Page for more detail.

The video below of Hemelbesem's 'Moenie Worry Nie', features cameos from some of the artists who will be part of the Afrikaansvatter production.