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Helena Hettema word deur aanhangers beskryf as ʼn musikale enigma, en haar 13de album, 21 Plus: 2017, doen dié beskrywing gestand. Dié album, wat uit Engelse en Afrikaanse snitte bestaan, is onlangs uitgereik. 21 Plus: 2017 is ʼn viering van my 22 jaar in die musiekbedryf,” vertel Hettema. “Saam met die album kom ʼn boekie van 24 bladsye en dit bevat ook die lirieke van die liedjies en foto’s van optredes. Ek wil hê die luisteraars moet op ʼn reis deur die jare saam met my gaan en ek dink hulle sal dit geniet om deur die boekie te blaai…. Read the entire article on Maroela Media

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Helena Latest CD – 21 plus

“21 plus (2017) celebrates more than two decades in the demanding yet magical music industry and a lifetime in song. I am proudly South African and a child of Africa with the sun in my soul and yet always a performer with my roots in Europe and I believe the front cover reflects this duality.This, my fourteenth CD also focuses on the songwriter in me with ten of my own songs. Older songs with new overcoats feature the soulful and sometimes funky arrangements by David Jooste ( he also worked on Divided Heart and Rooiwynliefde) such as Skadudans, Papermen, “Jasmine Lament” and “Song for him”, written in the late 80s and vibrant 90s. “Jasmine Lament”, for example was written out of longing in the golden streets of ancient Bologna, northern Italy.

“I travelled a road, I heard my...

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  • Helena’s DVD “Skadudans” is on “Ontbytsake – KykNet ” 2 December.

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HELENA HETTEMA CELEBRATES 21 YEARS WITH CD LAUNCH AT PRETORIA’S ATTERBURY

HELENA HETTEMA CELEBRATES 21 YEARS WITH CD LAUNCH AT PRETORIA’S ATTERBURY

Award-winning cabaret artist, singer, songwriter and actress, Helena Hettema launches her new album “21 plus (2017)” on stage, at the Atterbury Theatre on 16 September 2017.

The performance will celebrate 22 years since her first CD “Fool’s Gold” was launched to critical acclaim by the then JNS. The title track features her former band “Golden Fleece” with Alwyn van Heerden (piano) Lindsay Liebenberg (bass guitar), Hennie van Jaarsveld (guitar) and Paul Greyling (drums). A video of this song about the poverty in evidence in the streets of Egoli was made and aired by SABC 2 as well as “Touch of Green” with seSotho, isiXhosa, English and Afrikaans words, and about conserving the planet.

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HELENA HETTEMA VIER DIE VRYSTELLING VAN “21 PLUS (2017)” BY PRETORIA SE ATTERBURY

HELENA HETTEMA VIER DIE VRYSTELLING VAN “21 PLUS (2017)” BY PRETORIA SE ATTERBURY

Gevierde kabaretkunstenaar, sangeres, liedjieskrywer en aktrise, Helena Hettema stel haar nuwe CD vry, “ 21 plus (2017)”, op 16 September vanjaar in die Atterburyteater.

Hierdie optrede vier 22 jaar sedert haar eerste CD “Fool’s Gold” vrygestel is deur die destydse JNS en met lof ontvang is. Die titelsnit stel haar destydse groep “Golden Fleece” ten toon met Alwyn van Heerden (klavier) Lindsay Liebenberg (baskitaar), Hennie van Jaarsveld (akoestiese kitaar) en Paul Greyling (dromme)...

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Helena Hettema at Pierneefteater

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HELENA EN PIANIS MARELIZE GEE NUWE LEWE AAN FRANSE LEGENDES EN OU BEKENDES PIERNEEFTEATER – Sa 12 Maart 19h00

Helena Hettema, bekroonde kabaretkunstenaar , SAMA genomineerde sangeres, en Laureatus van UP, is weer te hoor en te sien met haar kenmerkende hartstog op 12 Maart 2016 by die Pierneefteater, met haar roerende interpretasies van die musiek van die Franse Legendes sowel as van ons land se geliefdes soos Koos du Plessis en, Ingrid Jonker en wereldbekendes soos die immergroen Marianne Faithful, Nina Simone en Dean Martin.

Saam met haar op die verhoog is haar pianis, Marelize Koch wat ‘n nuwe klank bring na die tydlose liedjies van Piaf, Brel soos “Song of the Old Lovers” en “If we only have love”, Charles Aznavour se “She”, Gilbert Becaud se “Et Maintenant” en Mireille Mat...

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Helena Hettema at Atterbury Theatre – 100 year tribute to Piaf

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Helena Hettema, celebrated singer, songwriter and cabaret artist, recipient of the SABC 2 Geraas Award for Best Female Vocalist for her CD, Divided Heart, the Vonk – second best album of the year, twice SAMA (SA Music Award)nominee and Laureatus of the University of Pretoria, pays tribute to 100 years of Piaf and to other French greats at the Atterbury Theatre, Pretoria on 5 August 2015. Her show features tracks from her CD, Spirit of Piaf and other great French Legends when she celebrates 100 years since the birth of Piaf in December 1915.

Accompanied by the world acclaimed accordionist, Sergio Zampolli and the talented pianist, Marelize Koch, Helena conjures up the era in Paris and elsewhere with much-loved songs of the Little Sparrow, as Edith was dubbed by her fans...

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SABC 2 se 7de Laan

Helena verskyn op 9 April om 18.30 op SABC 2 se 7de Laan.

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Listen to Helena’s two new songs!

Have a look under Video’s and Songs below! Listen to Helena’s two new songs!

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