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What song reminds you of Kruger

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sun Sep 06, 2009 10:29 am

Every now and then in life you just KNOW.

When I fly to Joburg to pick up my Dad to go to Kruger annually, we drive from about midnight from Benoni, to be at Orpen when the gates open.

On Friday I heard this song on the radio, and apart from a line or 2 with dodgy connotations I KNEW.

This is my Kruger song: I drove all night to get to you, by Celine Dion :dance:
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Re: What song reminds you of Kruger

Unread postby bert » Sun Sep 06, 2009 11:42 am

But its time to name the favourite song.
Mine change every year or so
New one is:
Long Nights by Eddie Vedder
From Into the Wild (actually the whole CD is one fav song)

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Re: What song reminds you of Kruger

Unread postby michel367 » Sun Sep 06, 2009 11:56 am

Afrika sonsak by Robbie Wessels

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Re: What song reminds you of Kruger

Unread postby painter » Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:11 pm

Different parts of Kruger has different music - for me (mostly classical). But one that is more popular and sticks in my mind is Johnn Clegg's "Bless the rain in Africa".

Oh dear, now its stuck in my mind and is going stay there for a while and I don't even know the words.
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Re: What song reminds you of Kruger

Unread postby JaneBecker » Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:17 pm

Also Johnny Clegg "I'm dreaming of the spirit of the great heart, under African skies". Don't think that is the title but I'm sure one of you will know it?

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Re: What song reminds you of Kruger

Unread postby mizzbee » Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:53 pm

Mine is 'Africa' by Toto. There was an advertisment for Castle Lager done to this tune which always brought tears to my eyes.
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Re: What song reminds you of Kruger

Unread postby shivati » Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:48 pm

Snap Mizzbee! Exactly what I say too - Africa by Toto!

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Unread postby PNF » Sun Sep 06, 2009 7:25 pm

We are in our mid sixties and have found that older we get, the more adventurous we are - have progressed from caravanning via offroad trailer to rooftop tenting throughout Southern Africa.
We have managed to download the theme from the BBC series "New Tricks" as sung by Dennis Waterman and copied it to CD.
This is played every time we leave on a trip just to remind us that although we are "old and grey", we are still "OK".
(Our children do all the worrying, while our grandchildren love coming with us!)
So far this song has taken us to many SANParks destinations - favourites being KTP; Richtersveld, Mapungubwe and KNP.
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Re: What song reminds you of Kruger

Unread postby flying cheetah » Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:09 pm

I have two:
Vicky Sampson: African Deam
Johnny Clegg: Woza Friday

nice thread :thumbs_up:
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Re: What song reminds you of Kruger

Unread postby Pamwe Chete » Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:16 am

There are a couple that spring to mind:
1) Johnny Clegg - Spirit of the great heart
2) Johnny Clegg - Scatterlings of Africa
3) Johnny Clegg - Die son trek water (
4) Prime Circle - Consider Me
5) Tree 63 - Let your day begin

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Re: What song reminds you of Kruger

Unread postby Sprocky » Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:56 am

One that I enjoy is "Hemmingway" by Peter Sarstedt. If you have not heard it yet, do yourself a favour. :wink:

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Re: What song reminds you of Kruger

Unread postby GlenD » Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:59 am

On the way to KNP :dance: - "African Sky Blue" by Johnny Clegg

As im leaving KNP :cry: - "(bye bye) December African Rain" by Johnny Clegg

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Re: What song reminds you of Kruger

Unread postby Nurse Bev » Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:04 am

I have a CD of african marambas once bought by friend in Kruger and left in my car, not my usual style of music but still in my car and usually played on the way from Zululand to Kruger! :D
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Re: What song reminds you of Kruger

Unread postby Gunner » Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:13 am

Sweet Lullaby by Deep Forest :dance:
When i was like 7years old and visited Kruger for the first time my dad played the cassette in our car and ever since the song is stuck with me :D

Now when i go with my brothers, we play Tiesto's In Search Of Sunrise travelling to the park :thumbs_up:

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Re: What song reminds you of Kruger

Unread postby George M » Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:20 pm

I must agree with "Hemingway' by Peter Sarstedt, with its rousing chorus of "Africa, Africa, Birthplace of Man....".
Usually I turn everything off when I'm in Kruger, but sometimes those long drives warrant a bit of music...
My wife bought me a CD by Andrea Bocelli called Vivere (basically his Greatest Hits), and although I'm not a classical nut, his songs have something special about them....
Surprised no-one has mentioned "The Lion Sleeps Tonight".... :whistle:
Years ago a local group called Hawk did an album called African Day - and two tracks stand out.
One is a rendition (with African undertones) of Here Comes The Sun (originally by The Beatles).
The second is a 15-minute long track called African Day... quite a bit of it is spoken, with lines (not quite verbatim) like "S-curved, the bull raised his trunk, massive ears flapping..." Magic!!


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