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In 2003 this concert at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town was captured on film and is now being released on DVD for the first time in its entirety. The concert is a jaw dropping celebration of eccentric and long forgotten guitar, ramkie and rural singing styles. Held together by David's typically wry and insightful narration and a brace of new songs inspired by his travels through South Africa's outback.

The show features the amazing abilities of teaspoon slide guitarist, Hannes Coetzee and the eccentric one-handed guitar style of Tokas Lodewyk. Violinists Dawid van Rooi and Jan Willems perform the !Khapara music on their homemade instruments. Singing plaintiff songs from the Karoo are the Mouers family with Siena Mouers on her uniquely tuned guitar and her brother Koos Lof on his upside down piano accordian.

Here is a rare opportunity to hear the music that is fast disappearing from the landscape by the original musicians. Siena Mouers, Jan Mouers, Koos Lof, Helena Nuwegeld, Dawid van Rooi and Jan Willems have all died since the recording of this show. Now for the first time one of these legendary concerts is being made available to the public and also the first time that David Kramer’s performance of songs he wrote especially for the production is captured on DVD.

David is joined on stage by his band's longtime lead guitar virtuoso Gammie Lakay, bass guitarist Howard Links and Danny Petersen on drums.

DVD available from:
Running time – 80 minutes plus extra songs (10 minutes)
Language: English/Afrikaans with English subtitles

Buy at takealot.com and kalahari.com

Karoo Kitaar
 
"KKBlues is a riveting showcase of long-forgotten roots guitar and singing styles from South Africa’s outback. A vehicle for mass redemption" - Songlines UK

"Its warm, funny, moving, fascinating, revelatory, original!" - The Citizen

"The sound is a mix of scratch and soul, once strummed on guitars made of oilcans and catgut by shepherds, washerwomen and men walking down the road in search of work" - Los Angeles Times

"Kramer has outdone himself with this project….he has shifted conventional boundaries of music appreciation and at the same time, provided wonderful entertainment" - Die Burger

"'n tydsdokument van onskatbare waarde" - Litnet
 
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Bakgat!(1980), Delicious Monster(1982), Hanepootpad(1983), Klassic Kramer (1996), Karoo Kitaar Blues (2002) and Hemel & Aarde (2007) are currently available as digital downloads on CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon.com

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David Kramer - A Biography - Header

Kramer's unique talent has put him at the centre of the South African music industry for the past three decades. In this revealing biography the authors, Dawid de Villiers and Mathilda Slabbert, share their insights into the man and his work.

Published by Tafelberg in 2011. The biography is available in English and Afrikaans from:
Kalahari.com (english | afrikaans)
exclus1ves.co.za (english | afrikaans)
Takealot.com (english | afrikaans)

David Kramer - A Biography