JAKKIE LOUW PUTS A SONG IN OUR HEART WITH “WHEN AFRICA SMILES”
We accompany recording artist Jakkie Louw on a trip to the town that’s famous for its stellar cuisine, wine and architecture – Franschhoek.
It is said of Jakkie Louw gigs – if you aren’t moved to your feet, you don’t have a pulse. Don’t quote us on that, but he is a double SA Music Award nominee with fifteen years in the industry and the ability to still sell out venues.
He joined us for a ‘kuier’ in Franschhoek where we had the pleasure of staying at the luxury farm-style getaway 7 Koppies – an exclusive guesthouse set within 50 hectares of pristine fynbos surrounded by incredible mountain and valley views.
The singer, songwriter and actor hailing from Oudtshoorn gave us a taste of his latest single “When Africa Smiles” that was co-written with fellow musician Hiram Koopman.
Saxophonist & Producer Hiram joined Jakkie for the getaway that included a unique and leisurely experience on the Wine Tram, arguably one of the best ways to explore Franschhoek Winelands where you get to board a double-decker tram that offers multi stop options including; wine tastings, cellar tours, and lazy meanders through the vineyards.
Did you know that Mr. Louw is an author too? That’s right, he penned a musician’s handbook titled “Songwriter 101” that he dedicated to his father Nico Louw. It’s a complete guide to the profession – an art form he knows well after eight albums.