Divided Heart

Divided Heart
Divided Heart
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Divided Heart is a truly South African CD featuring original songs from young and seasoned SA singer/songwriters in both English and Afrikaans yet with a totally new-world atmospheric modern music sound – Africa meets Europe meets Asia, with exotic rhythms yet sophisticated arrangements and instruments ranging from the Australian didgeridoo, Indian tablas and sitar to the potbelly drum. As in SA one meets the world in one country.

Featuring the innovative young arranger and pianist, David Jooste and seasoned musicians like Denny Lalouette (bass) and Barry Snyman (saxophone), this is Helena’s sixth CD and the one she has always wanted to make. Other exciting performer/musicians are Bruce Wallace on drums and Charl Coetzee on guitar. This CD won Helena the following awards: The SABC 2 Geraas Award for Best Female Solo Vocalist; The Herald Showtime Award – Best Performance of the Year – Bob Eveleigh -The Herald newspaper PE It also won Vonk Award “Beste Album van die Jaar (vroulike) naas Laurika Rauch.”

Press comment:

“South Africa has its own folk poet in the form of songwriter Helena Hettema. This child of the cosmos brings and ethereal thoughtful vision to Divided Heart.” Christina Kennedy – Citizen

“Sy het haar eie stem gevind. ‘n klank en versameling wat reg aan haar vermoens laat geskied, tog is dit met haar eie musiek en lirieke wat sy die meeste beindruk – Mariana Malan – Die Burger

“An enchanting album. Hettema has honed her songwriting skills…Celtic quality – sweet music done with great care and simplicity. Diane de Beer – Pretoria News.

“Divided Heart boei, voer mee en bekoor…haar kreatiewe vertolkingsvermoë skitter. Helena Hettema bied fyproewermusiek.” CJtheDJ – Vrouekeur