The album highlights accomplished South African and Afrikaans artists such as Emo Adams, Juanita du Plessis and Jan Blohm to name but a few. The opening track, ”Dis ‘n land” sung by Zoid and well known Afrikaans artist Snotkop, offers a combination of commanding guitar riffs with a subtle yet assertive piano melody to accompany re-mastered vocals from Johnny Clegg and Savuka from their 1998 smash hit ”Asimbonanga”. A second recognisable twist on an old South African favourite is a re interpretation of Vicky Sampson’s 1997 ”African dream”. Zoid collaborates with Sampson and brings the song to life once more.

From the ninth track on the album, ”Onder in my whiskeyglas” featuring Koos Kombuis as well as an unmistakable accordion sound, the album begins to draw to a close. In closing, this volume also features familiar hits like “Jessica” featuring Ray Dylan as well as Zoid’s 2007 hit “Aeroplane Jane”.

Karen Zoid is doing great things for the South African music industry with her show. She is highlighting the high standards met by South African performers as well as the level of talent displayed by the artists already in the industry. Republiek van Zoid Afrika Vol III serves as a reminder of where our country stands musically and where we should set our sights for the future.

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