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#MusicExchange: Kurt Darren

Kurt Darren - a doyen of SA music - has a new single out, and is busier than ever. We sent him some quick fire questions to find out what makes him tick.
On Sunday, when the Springboks play Japan, no self-respecting Bok fan can say they have not played “Kaptein” before a game involving the green and gold. Now add his new single “#Partytjiedier” to your collection.

BizcommunityWhen are you happiest?

At a great game lodge with my wife and kids – I love Kapama, Thornybush, Rockfig Lodge and the Kruger National Park.

BizcommunityWhat does music mean to you?

Music calms me even though my show is so frenetic.

BizcommunityWhat is the most enjoyable aspect of your work?

Being able to sing the songs I've written in front of thousands of people that sing every lyric with me.

#MusicExchange: Kurt Darren

BizcommunityWhat drives you: ego or humility?

I try and surround myself with good people who keep me humble.

BizcommunityAny funny moments on stage?

I have been known to jump off the stage, and have misjudged distances on occasion.

BizcommunityYour heroes?

My heroes have always been there for a wise word in my ear; Whitey Basson, Kosie van Niekerk and Ernst Kleinhans to mention but a few. 

BizcommunityWhat is your most treasured possession?

A pair of Bose headphones – that a great friend of mine, Marius Nel, gifted to me – that made me hear music in a different way.

BizcommunityIt’s your round, what are you drinking?

A great glass of red wine, please!

BizcommunityWhat makes you stand out?

My music can get a party going.

BizcommunityIf you were not a musician, what would you do?

I'd own and manage a Big Five game lodge.

BizcommunityPick five words to describe yourself?

Determined, impulsive, passionate, ambitious and punctual.

#MusicExchange: Kurt Darren

BizcommunityWhat is your favourite word?


BizcommunityTop of your bucket list:

Dining at the top five restaurants in the world.

BizcommunityWhat do you complain about most often?

Unprofessionalism and unfairness.

BizcommunityWhat is your fear?

Security for my family.

BizcommunityHappiness is:

Doing what I love for a living

BizcommunityOn stage, I tend to:

Connect with my audience.

BizcommunityThe best life lesson you have been taught:

ń Toe mond is ń heel mond.

BizcommunityWishes and dreams:

Many more years of writing music and entertaining people.


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