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Saturday, June 13, 2015


(Kurt Darren)
Afrikaans music icon, Kurt Darren, will stage his debut performance at The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway on June 15 - the eve of the Youth Day public holiday.
Ultimately, Kurt Darren’s popularity and craftsmanship have resulted in 19 years as a top recording and performing artist, songwriter, radio and TV presenter, and motion picture star. This award-winning, multi-platinum South African artist’s total CD sales exceed millions of copies.
Kurt has been the recipient of 22 awards, including seven SAMA Awards (from 2007 to 2011), as well as Most Popular SA Pop Star And TV Presenter, making him the undisputed Prince of Afrikaans Dance Music!
He has paid his dues and, after the release of his debut album For Your Precious Love (1995), followed by a series of pop work in English, before Kurt hit it big with his Afrikaans debut Net Jy Alleen (Only You) in 2002. His 22 studio albums and three DVDs showcase versatile talent (doing all the background singing and harmonies himself), smooth vocal ability, unique style and virile personality.
His party smash hit Meisie Meisie was followed by numerous other hits, perhaps the most well-known Loslappie, Kaptein and Hemel Op Tafelberg.   His English hits Standing On The Edge and My Facebook Song have become favourites on English radio.  He keeps churning out the hits, and has recently released a new album, Lied Vir Die Vrou.
Currently one of the most popular and busiest artists on local hit parades, stages and festivals around South Africa, Darren was the only Afrikaans speaking artist who performed at Madiba’s 90th 46664 Birthday Benefit Celebration Concert in Hyde Park, London in 2008.
This will be the first time that Kurt is being seen at The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway. The performance will take place on June15. Tickets R170 pp and seating will be as for normal shows, with no standing room. For bookings and enquiries, phone The Barnyard Theatre on 031 566 3045 or visit
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