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Malisa meets the Boere


Kalie wanted to take Malisa to a Boeremusiek gathering. So we departed for a nearby town, called Brits, where Boeremusiek bands got together for some entertainment on the Saturday after the presentations at Pretoria University.


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When we  arrived at the venue a Boeremusiek band was already playing and the "boere" were keen to meet a Texan.


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The braai received Kalie's full attention and a cricket match was in full swing in the background


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Malisa with Marietjie Kriel, daughter of the famous concertina player, Willie Welgens and Koos de Jager who took the opportunity to get her signature in his book A little later curiosity overcame their initial shyness and reluctance to speak English and the guests came to say hello, meet her and exchange a few words and then the fun really started...

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Malisa went to have a "look and listen" at Koos's concertina: "May I sing, pretty please?"

Koos: I don't think I should have allowed that singing..."


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Malisa (sigh): Ok then !! Let's just listen to the band and let  JR sing!"



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Now what do we have here? Watch his hands!!"

Patsi had to join to distract the attention...


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OK All jokes aside let's meet them...

JR Olivier - guitar and Koos de Jager  - concertina


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Afterwards we spent some time with them on the farm of Louis and Theunette Niemand


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The braaivleis lapa

  We were invited by Theunette to stay over at their farm as "paid guests" at her bed and breakfast.