Kalahari Blues

In 1987 a young protest singer by the name of André le Toit, who would later become known as Koos Kombuis came across an album by Bernoldus Niemand at a flea market in Greenmarket Square. Kombuis was so inspired by the lyrics and music of this album that he recorded a demo of his own music and sent it off to Shifty Records.

Read about the mysterious Bernoldus Niemand over here.

ver van die ou kalahari album cover by koos kombuis
Ver van die ou Kalahari by André le Toit AKA Koos Kombuis

Shifty records released the demo as a cassette recording. An exclusive vinyl edition of the classic cassette has been produced and can be ordered here.

To celebrate the release of his seminal work on vinyl, Koos Kombuis will be appearing live at Café Roux Noordhoek on the 6th September.

Read about how Koos Kombuis met a young journalist named Ralph Rabie and how that kick started a new era of Afrikaans music here.