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Afrikaans Music Video

Post 1

Willem

Hi folks! Some of you have already seen and heard this, but for the rest, please watch this music video, called 'Piramide' (Afrikaans for 'Pyramid'). It is a light pop song sung by Kaylyn Botha, the daughter of my friend Adri Botha, who (Adri!) owns the local art gallery where a lot of my art is displayed and sold. Kaylyn is still in school, and very talented, maybe even going into a musical career! I've written a song for her to sing, maybe also making it into a music video. Imagine if it became a hit!


Anyways here is the video - tell me what you think.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHGfVVYPvvU


Afrikaans Music Video

Post 2

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

Very nice! smiley - applause I left a comment.

Somehow, that reminds me of European music videos of the mid-80s. In a nice way. smiley - smiley


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Post 3

Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

No1 - as I'm a male, she is an absolutely gorgeous lady.
No2 - as my taste in music leans more to heavy rock and the "odd" other types.
This is brilliant! and I hope that it will get airtime in britain smiley - ok
No3 - even though I don't understand the language, I don't think it would sound any better in english, it's perfect as it is sung smiley - magic


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Post 4

Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

PS- booked marked, just in case I don't hear it on brit radio etc


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Post 5

SashaQ - happysad

Kaylyn is very talented indeed smiley - applausesmiley - biggrin So natural in front of the camera, too - great video, and catchy song! I left a comment, too smiley - ok

You're multi-talented, too, Willem - I wouldn't know where to begin with writing a song. I'm very impressed smiley - biggrin


Afrikaans Music Video

Post 6

Willem

Thanks a lot Prof, Dmitri and SashaQ - especially for the comments! Did you see she's had over a 100 000 views already? I know some excellent music vids which haven't got that many!


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Post 7

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

Good work, Willem! smiley - smiley No, mine only get a few dozen views at most. But then, I never have pretty girls in mine. smiley - winkeye


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Post 8

Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

"I never have pretty girls" as such smiley - winkeyeI must be using wrong aftershave ? smiley - biggrin

Good job I'm modest smiley - whistle


Afrikaans Music Video

Post 9

Willem

Hi again all! Here are two more vids of Kaylyn's singing, this time in English which I've said elsewhere is actually what she speaks most of the time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kSDu5l1peU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P79d-swUi4U


Afrikaans Music Video

Post 10

SashaQ - happysad

smiley - applausesmiley - biggrin

Great videos - simple with just the black and white and the microphone to really emphasise her eyes looking into the audience with such spark, and showcase her singing talent as they are quite different tunes!


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Post 11

Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

Willem, I hope that the record producers don't change her to something to pop like songs smiley - sadfacethat sort of country music feeling she sings is magic!smiley - smiley


Afrikaans Music Video

Post 12

Willem

Prof,they're probably going to pop-ify her, because that's the sort of thing that sells in the Afrikaans music market … I don't even know if the guys who 'produce' her stuff have someone who's good at playing a guitar, they're probably going to do the backing music with a synthesizer. But anyways for the song I've written for her my idea is to have it very simple, just her voice, a guitar and/or piano to do the accompaniment, and perhaps a few backing singers to do harmonics.

I wouldn't mind if she can end up something somewhat like this …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkQJk5wMomU


Afrikaans Music Video

Post 13

Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

I know what you mean Willem smiley - sadface years ago, at a local school, some boys formed a "rock band" and a friend said they were very goodsmiley - smiley
Alassmiley - sadfacethe "music folk" signed them up and thought "youth scene" and made them play pop crapsmiley - sadfacethey flopped..

my best wishes goes to her and I hope she gains good status and recognition of HER music style smiley - smiley


Afrikaans Music Video

Post 14

Willem

Well … she still is very young, lots of time to find her own voice and style. She's likely to be doing poppy stuff, but hopefully some more solid, serious songs also. I just hope she sings the song I've written for her ...


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Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

smiley - smileyif she has determination to stay/sing in her style smiley - smileyshe'll come through and succeed smiley - smiley
There is also the opportunity along the line for a "western" music producer to "find her"


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