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 Post subject: Re: What song reminds you of Kruger
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 Post subject: Re: What song reminds you of Kruger
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Best of Chicago, we heart the CD every day during our first trip in KN :D

and Johnny Clegg & Savuka: Asimbonanga!

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 Post subject: Re: What song reminds you of Kruger
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I don't know If I am aloud to add this video of youtube (mods please feel free to remove this one...), but this is the song I love the most and instantly remind me of kruger



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 Post subject: Re: What song reminds you of Kruger
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Summer Breeze by Seals & Croft .

It reminds me of when I accompanied a ranger doing a grass survey in the central district , we climbed a koppie (rocky outcrop) called Mathikithi , when sure there were no dangerous animals on the summit he left me alone for an hour or so , the breeze gently rustled the grass and my hair as I watched it make patterns in the grassland below .

I experienced a unique feeling of well being being alone in the wilderness and the song will allways remind me of tranquility and oneness with nature .

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 Post subject: Re: What song reminds you of Kruger
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Loved the Africa version done by the choir. The way they imitated rain brought goosebumps.

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 Post subject: Re: What song reminds you of Kruger
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Without a doubt and i think everybody will agree that Johnny Clegg is the best to associate with Kruger.
Down south it is "spirit of the great heart" theme to Jock of the bush veld :D
and when up north, 'African sky blue'
it tends to help a bit to have some enjoyable music in the car on those long trips through the mopani scrub. Then when you are home you think of Kruger whenever you hear that song on the radio.


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 Post subject: Re: What song reminds you of Kruger
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My favourite album to listen in the car while driving in Kruger is
Goo Goo Dolls Greatest Hits Vol 1 and I always skip it to "Slide" since the lyrics "So why don't you slide into my room" is just how I feel sliding back into that relax nature 8)

Another favourite Kruger song (and it was mentioned already)
Prime Circle "Consider Me"

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 Post subject: Re: What song reminds you of Kruger
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For me, it is anything from the latest 'Kings of Leon' album.
Been listening to it in the car lately, not too good for my sanity as I just want to go back to the KNP.

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One song which kind of reminds me
I'm on the road again.
but what really reminds me of Kruger, is a street that my school bus drives past every weekday. its called Kruger street :lol:

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It reminded me of a very gifted composer/musician, David Hewitt.
He released an album, "African Tapestry".
Its a fusion jazz compilation of the best chill music I have ever heard. His track, "Sunrise", used bird sounds to open the music.... it took me straight to the bush.

Sadly, this very talented lover of Africa got early onset Alzheimers and died at the age of 50 years. :(

I am on my way to see if I can find a copy of "African Tapestry".

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 Post subject: Re: What song reminds you of Kruger
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Picture this scene.....

Me sitting in a pair of shorts, cold beer in hand, in front of the PC. :roll:

Not good yet,...well wait... :whistle:

Busy on the forum, 4Km from the gate with the African sunset busting through the open window and stopping against my back. The sky is orange / red, the night sounds are taking over from the day sounds (Insects and birds, as well as baboons), does it sound better yet... :hmz:

And in the background, my SO playing "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" on the piano (she can play well)... :thumbs_up:

What a way to end a very hot day close to "paradise". 8)

So close,...but yet so far. :wall:


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 Post subject: Re: What song reminds you of Kruger
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My Kruger song is definitely My African Dream by Mango Groove. Heading for Kruger at 2am tomorrow morning and it will be in the CD shuttle for sure.


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 Post subject: Re: What song reminds you of Kruger
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rusky wrote:
Hi krugie - maybe you can translate that so we "roinecks" can share your song
Thanks, rusky



OK here is a rough translation - hopefully the effect is the same ;-). Tambotieboom is a type of bushveld tree - as in Tamboti restcamp.

"bury my heart at Klein Tambotieboom
and scatter my ashes over the bushveld horizon"

"staring into the distance from a cliff
the happiest I have ever been
lying on my back in the nature reserve
the wind sings my name"


You really have to listen to the song I guess - lol


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 Post subject: Re: What song reminds you of Kruger
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We left via Orpen on Monday, driving along the road to Klrassie and I turned the radio in the Hire Car on for the 1st time in 4 days the preset was set on Radio Capri and they just started playing

Johnny Clegg - Spirit of the great heart

All 4 of us stopped talking and listerned to the song.

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