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The Eden Minstrels

Oscar Foulkes May 2, 2011 Uncategorized No comments

At the Olive Festival in Prince Albert, I used my iPhone to record this local band playing an Afrikaans favourite. The performance isn’t going to win any talent contests, but it’s a very real and typical part of local culture.

What’s not to love about a bunch of guys with this much character in their faces belting out some tunes? The name of the group is Eden Minstrels, which adds to the charm.

As extraordinary as the video and sound quality of a little hand held device is the relative steadiness of it, after a shot of Witblits!


Witblits (literally "white lightning") is a rough brandy made from fermented peaches. It's fabled in South African rural areas; even if only for research purposes I had to have a shot!

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