Die Heuwels Fantasties ft. The Soweto Gospel Choir, HHP & JR – Our Heritage

Last year, on the 24th of September 2009, South Africa celebrated Heritage Day. Over the years this has been unofficially become known as Braai Day throughout South Africa. Die Heuwels Fantasties released Our Heritage on this day. They worked in colaberation with Soweto Gospel Choir, HHP and JR on this song. It’s absolutely brilliant and one of my favorite songs of 2009. The sounds of the Electro Funk / Pop pair which makes up Die Heuwels Fantasties (consisting of Pierre Greef and Hunter Kennedy) was the perfect choice in my opinion. I’m sure that we’ll see a lot more of this duo in the future. They’re truly one of South Africa’s musical treasures. For foreigners who don’t know what a braai is, it can be defined as a “South African Barbeque”. This song can still be downloaded for free at this link.

This is the video for Our Heritage, followed by the lyrics:

So how we doing…oh…oh…oh

The spring has arrived in Southern Africa
Not a cloud in the sky
Only flames in our eyes
As if everybody seems to know what time it is
Time for a braai
It’s time to have some fun

I hear those voices until late at night
All together and we feel all right, all right
I see their faces in the golden light
All together and we feel all right, all right
Feeling Alright, hope you feeling alright people…

We stand united at the bonfire
We raise our glasses to the clear, blue sky
Tell me your story and I’ll tell you mine
Things will be better and I’m feeling fine

I hear those voices until late at night
All together and we feel all right, all right
I see their faces in the golden light
All together and we feel all right, all right

I’m alright, are you?

Try picturing a whole lotta people out at my place.
Everybody chilling. Re dibusa(getting down) by the fire place.
I’ll be in the back. Marinating on the braai vleis
Beer’s in the KEG, Pierre is bringing out the wine case
Its a known phrase,O jo re rata go braaya (we love to braai)
If you got no space chessa nyama o kaya (you can go to a public braaing spot)
If you’re not disgraced, say it loud “BRAAI DAY IS MY DAY”
Even ka labone(even on a thursday) I treat it like its a friday…
So it’s a fly (so it’s a fly day)
We call it a braai day e ne we do it our way
Cause it’s so mzanzi
Happy times are so naturalle in our county
Re rata sunshine
Pull out your smiles come on lets have a fun time
I’ll call Jabba and SGC cause in SA Die Heuwels is so Fantasties!

I hear those voices until late at night
All together and we feel all right, all right
I see their faces in the golden light
All together and we feel all right, all right

I hear those voices x4

All together and we feel all right, all right x4

Braai please!!

Related Links:
Die Heuwels Fantasties – Official Website
Die Heuwels Fantasties – MySpace
Die Heuwels FantastiesWikipedia
Die Heuwels Fantasties Interview – Muscial Mover

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Henno Kruger
Blogger, Desktop Activist, Twitter / Facebook Addict, Music Festival Addict, Avid lover of South African music, Founder and owner of Running Wolf's Rant and co-founder of SA Music Zone
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