13 Songs, 47 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Despite his famously gruff exterior, Jo Black spreads positivity to young people across the Rainbow Nation as a motivational speaker. The gravel-voiced troubadour also imbues this attitude in the fiery Afrikaans rockers of his debut album, Skepe. Centrepiece “Een Klein Klippie” is an ode to breaking out of the chains of day-to-day life. It's belted over shining guitar chords and an insistent beat that also pulses through an album filled with plaintive odes (“Die Taal Van My Hart”) and rabble-rousing anthems (“As Ek Skreeu”).

EDITORS’ NOTES

Despite his famously gruff exterior, Jo Black spreads positivity to young people across the Rainbow Nation as a motivational speaker. The gravel-voiced troubadour also imbues this attitude in the fiery Afrikaans rockers of his debut album, Skepe. Centrepiece “Een Klein Klippie” is an ode to breaking out of the chains of day-to-day life. It's belted over shining guitar chords and an insistent beat that also pulses through an album filled with plaintive odes (“Die Taal Van My Hart”) and rabble-rousing anthems (“As Ek Skreeu”).

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