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 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.

At the laun...

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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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