Bittereinder’s rapping beats enthral crowd

Peach van Pletzen, Jaco van der Merwe and Louis Minnaar

MBOMBELA – Bittereinder’s perfect combination of awesome beats, rhythm and poetry had its Lowveld fans enjoy its performance over the weekend.

Ampie Louw, Doloph Feryer and Gerrit van Zyl

The Afrikaans rap band performed live at the Jock Pub & Grill on Friday. The band’s dynamic has a magical quality to it.

Anike Bosch, Edouard du Toit, Lerize Bosch and Anthon du Toit

The powerful lyrics and outstanding live performance engaged and enthralled the audience from start to finish.

Dawie and Koen Koekemoer

The band performed for an hour, and the dance floor was jam-packed as fans partied, cheered and sang along to the rap lyrics of the talented trio.

Eugene Loggenberg, Bonita Bosch and Dewaldt Bothma

“Nelspruit is a unique city,” said Jaco van der Merwe, rapper and lyricist.

Geraldine Ehlers and Charl van Heerden

“It definitely has a vibe to it. It’s like ‘intercultural chilling’. Everybody parties together, it doesn’t matter what race or culture you are. It’s great.”

Hannah van Aswegen and Helena Pieterse

Bittereinder consists of Van der Merwe; producer, vocalist and visual artist Louis Minnaar; and producer, mixer and vocalist Peach van Pletzen.

Hendrik de Jager and Pierre Sastiaan du Preez

The band members have an impressive track record since forming in 2009.

Simone Erasmus, Calista and Caria Spider

They have successfully produced four albums, of which ‘n Ware Verhaal and Skerm won South African Music Awards (SAMAs).

Kayla du Preez, Liandi Visagie and Mielarka de Bruin

They have also won and been nominated for numerous other awards over the years including MK, Tempo and other SAMAs.

Lawrence and Megan Biffi

They have performed all over South Africa, the Netherlands, Mozambique and Namibia.

Mariska Kilian and Bianca Goosen

The band has collaborated with other talented artists in South Africa with the likes of Jack Parow, Tumi Molekane, HemelBesem and Hunter Kennedy (Fokofpolisiekar/Die Heuwels Fantasies).

Natasha Scholtz, Isabel Grobler, Angelic Swart and Amori Grobler

“We pride ourselves on a unique sound. Most other bands will have a musical influence and sound similar to them, but with us we rarely get that.

Peach van Pletzen, Jaco van der Merwe and Louis Minnaar

We have crafted something completely different here. It’s hard; electro dance beats with Afrikaans rap,” said Van der Merwe.

Petro de Villiers and Ilze Pretorius

“We have lots of exciting things coming up, and are currently working on our fifth album.”

Richardo Frade and Matlu Oosthuizen

Bittereinder left its fans begging for more. After the show, band members stuck around to meet and chat to fans.

Sebe Ngwenya and Nelly Nkosi

Tenique Dart and Anzel Roux

Victor Picoto Jr and Raylene Badenhorst

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Danielle Sheedy
Features Writer

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