A 36-TRACK ALBUM TRIBUTE TO
SOUTH AFRICAN POET
a 36-track tribute album to the legendary South African poet, Ingrid Jonker.
The project is spearheaded by Ingrid's daughter, Simone, and her husband Ernesto. Please support this special project to enable the album's release, if you can.
Please find more information in the official press release below.
INGRID JONKER Tribute Album
Crowd Funding Campaign
The fusion of a legendary gifted poet's words and a host of exciting musicians resulted in this amazing, artistic audio explosion: "Die Kind Is Nog Jonger" / "The Child Is Still Younger".
INGRID JONKER is one of South Africa's most legendary, respected (and tragic) poets, transcending language and the turbulent times in which she lived (and where we still find ourselves today).
Commemorating Jonker's untimely suicide 50 years ago, her daughter Simone (and her husband Ernesto) has endeavored to compile an historic album of 36 diverse artists inspired by her mother's passionate and timeless words.
It will be released as a double CD (and download) by Sound Action (est. 1990) and Flamedrop Productions (est. 2000).
Not only is the incredible poetry of Ingrid Jonker being preserved and re-introduced to the world, but also results in a variety of exciting new musical reinterpretations by local and international artists (Ingrid's poetry assembled for the first time by so many musicians in one collection).
This goes beyond entertainment, also preserving culture, history and literature.
The official tribute album site can be accessed at: www.flamedrop.com/ingridjonker
While this will be available in download form, many still want the physical CD in their hands and prefer its better quality over compressed mp3s.
The process is one step away from coming to fruition - In order to ensure the double album's CD reproduction and getting it out into the world in May (and marketing to do so), an IndieGoGo crowd-funding campaign has been set up. This will make it possible for the public to become instrumental in getting these songs out there, into your speakers and souls, with each funding option containing great perks (from CDs and instant downloads, to books, vinyl LPs, executive producer credit, original artwork and more)
Access the IndieGoGo crowd-funding campaign at: www.igg.me/at/ingrid-jonker
The page features two video clips - a campaign pitch and samples of all 36 song, but you can also access them here:
Pitch Video: https://youtu.be/5nNfZsYRq7w
Song Sample Video: https://youtu.be/XK8PoZw35Xw
The artists involved include musicians from around the world, with living legends, acclaimed artists, expatriates, award-winners, stalwarts, newcomers and more, delving into genres from acoustic, pop and rock, to blues, metal, spoken word and others.
The musicians and their adapted songs include:
> Anton Goosen - Plant Vir My 'n Akkerboom (Plant Me An Acorn Tree)
> Jennifer Ferguson - Windliedjie (Windsong)
> Inge Beckmann - Korreltjie Sand (Grain Of Sand)
> Kalahari Surfers - Klein Hande (Small Hands)
> Ingrid Jonger an Tim Parr - Toemaar Die > Donker Man (The Darkman)
> Ernestine Deane - Die Kind (The Child)
> Die Naaimasjiene - Mama
> Robbie Robb (of Tribe After Tribe) - Face Of Love
> Terminatryx - Ontvlugting (Escape)
> mike dickman - I Went In Search Of My Body
> Tonia Möller - Man En Vrou (Man and Woman)
> The Wilde Junge (Wild Youth) - Police Protection Guaranteed
> Stefan Strydom and Gert Vlok Nel - Ingrid
> Beeskraal Revival - Verlore Stad (Lost City)
> Daniel Eeuwrick - Vir Uys Krige (For Uys Krige)
> Somerfaan - Ontnugtering (Disillusionment)
> Die Kruis - Die Kind (The Child)
> Eckard Potgieter - Ontvlugting (Escape)
> Victor Wolf - Ballade Van Drie Vriende (Ballad Of Three Friends)
> Juliana Venter - Hierdie Reis (This Journey)
> Dirk Ace - Van 'n Skilder (About A Painter)
> The CapTn (feat. Julie Hartley) - Reclaimed Land
> Mavis Vermaak - Heimwee Na Kaapstad (Longing For Cape Town)
> The McClones - I Am With Those
> Zaria - Begin Somer (Early Summer)
> Abraham van GeenBybel - Donker Stroom (Dark Stream)
> Rambling Bones - Summer (For Simone)
> Falling Mirror - 25 December 1960
> Andrew Kay - Fragment
> André Van Rensburg - Liedjie Van Die Troubadoer (Song Of The Troubadour)
> The SlashDogs - Lied Van Die Graf Grawer (Song Of The Grave Digger)
> Sighs Of Monsters - Drawing
> Jim Neversink - Bitterbessie Dagbreek (Bitter Berry Daybreak)
> Anne Van Schothorst - Ek Het Gedink (I Was Thinking)
> Ivan Kadey (of National Wake) - Tokolosh
> Radio Rats - Deep Dark Introverted Girl
We thank you in advance for getting involved in this fantastic piece of history.