Big name sponsors undeterred by Steve Hofmeyr’s involvement in Afrikaans is Groot concert

Lew Skannen

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https://www.channel24.co.za/Music/N...vement-in-afrikaans-is-groot-concert-20190314

The Afrikaans music concert, Afrikaans is Groot (AIG), is once again causing uproar on social media for including controversial singer Steve Hofmeyr in the show’s 2019 line-up.

Steve, known for his extremely provocative statements about race and right-wing comments, is featured front-and-centre on the poster for the new show which will be taking place over five sold-out performances from 14 to 17 March in Cape Town at GrandWest Casino, as well as in Pretoria at the Sun Arena at Time Square Casino in November and December this year.
 

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Steve is AIG (the show, that is), it is mostly carried by him, and its success. I have never attended an AIG, but I have seen it being broadcasted.

Maybe they must ask Refentse’s opinion.

Steve is controversial, but so is most of the ANC, EFF and black Twitter (and its public figures).
 

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If you have to scrape the bottom of the barrel with Steve is Afrikaans really that groot?
It's all relative. But steve is definitely not scraping the bottom of the barrel. No African musician (except for maybe a small group that made it international) even come close to him.
 

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It's all relative. But steve is definitely not scraping the bottom of the barrel. No African musician (except for maybe a small group that made it international) even come close to him.
The SAMAs today are dominated by black musicians, for a few years already.
 

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It's all relative. But steve is definitely not scraping the bottom of the barrel. No African musician (except for maybe a small group that made it international) even come close to him.
Mandoza definitely. Dozi too (better than Steve) Johannes Kerkorrel for sure.

But thanks rieteot for getting that Blou Bull kak song stuck in my head, dammit.
 

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There are categories specially dedicated to Afrikaans music.
Yes, they have two,

- Beste pop album
- Beste kontemporere musiek

and I don’t know why they need their own language categories, because at the end it still comes down to sales volumes. This is like the quota categories :p

There are 30+ categories.
 

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Yes, they have two,

- Beste pop album
- Beste kontemporere musiek

and I don’t know why they need their own language categories, because at the end it still comes down to sales volumes. This is like the quota categories :p

There are 30+ categories.
Aren't they 3? Just checked and I think I saw Best Rock as well.
 
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