Liefde By Die Dam will be happening this weekend. This full day family event celebrates South African music at Jozi’s spectacular Emmarentia Dam. Named after Valiant Swart’s chart-topping hit of the same name, LIEFDE BY DIE DAM is a showcase for the best in local talent. We caught up with JR – who will be performing on the day – to find out more.
As motivation for somebody who has never attended LIEFDE BY DIE DAM and never seen you before….why should they checkout your set?
My set will be special because I’m going to be performing with my band, doing an exclusive set of my new album what.a.life. The performance is really going to be special and I will include a few surprises in my set, I think people will really enjoy it.
The charity initiative will be running again this year, for people to bring along blankets to donate. Will you be bringing a blanket along?
Yes, I’m definitely bringing a few blankets to support the initiative.
Everyone who donates a blanket on the day will be a hero. Who are your real life heroes?
My Grandmother, whom I recently lost is definitely my real life hero.
With ‘Liefde’ as the theme – what do you believe is the answer. What mankind has to do, to break free of this climate of separation and hate we are currently in, and to just love one another?
The answer to all that is love. We need to love one another and embrace each other as human beings. Love is one of the most subjects I talk/sing about in my new album.
The answer to all that is love. We need to love one another and embrace each other as human beings. Love is one of the most subjects I talk/sing about in my new album
What time can we find you performing at LIEFDE BY DIE DAM?
I don’t want to spoil the surprise. People should make sure they get there early and enjoy the show.
If people want to see what you are up to where can they find out information and also get hold of your music?
My new album what.a.life is out iTunes, Google Play and all music stores nationwide. I will be going on a National Tour in August and September, then doing an 11 City European Tour in October. Checkout my new digital performance platform FEEL GOOD LIVE SESSIONS on my Youtube channel, also available on my website www.feelgoodmusic.co.za. You can also follow me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.