Afrikaans Children's Folksongs

Afrikaans Children's Folksongs

Ora Dreyer FW07201 / FC 7201

Dr. Ora Dreyer sings “children's” songs in a broad sense: not only are the songs suitable for young children but also for older ones, as many of the songs are about courtship. She accompanies her high clear voice with a jazzy guitar, enhancing the underlying cheerfulness of the songs, many of which were originally sung at picnics and social gatherings. The Afrikaans language evolved from the Dutch spoken by the early Boers—the Dutch settlers in South Africa—during the 1700s, and it is still spoken in several countries in southern Africa. Dr. Dreyer's source for these songs is a book published in Pretoria between 1918 and 1921.

Year Released 1957
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1957 Folkways Records
Genre(s) Children's; World
Country(s) South Africa
Instrument(s) Guitar
Language(s) Afrikaans
Subject(s) Music--Juvenile; World music

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101 Transvaler Is Plesierig, Die Ora Dreyer 1:44
102 Rokkies Wou Sy Dra Ora Dreyer 1:26
103 So Ry Die Trein Ora Dreyer 1:26
104 Wat Maak Oom Kalie Daar Ora Dreyer 2:21
105 Gertjie Ora Dreyer 3:08
106 De Vosperd Ora Dreyer 0:57
107 Hoe Ry Die Boere Ora Dreyer 3:52
201 Suikerbosse Ora Dreyer 3:20
202 Vay Jou Goed En Trek Ferreira Ora Dreyer 1:16
203 Ek Soek Na My Dina Ora Dreyer 1:46
204 Jan Pierewiet Ora Dreyer 2:02
205 AAI, AAI, Die Wtborskraai Ora Dreyer 2:03
206 Aanstap Rooies Ora Dreyer 1:21
207 My Hartjie, My Liefie Ora Dreyer 1:04
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