JACK PAROW : Ode to You

JACK PAROW: Ode to You featuring Nonku

“Shooting the Ode to You video was something very cool and special to me.  It was amazing to meet all these working class hereos.  I have a next-level respect for them.  It really took me back to all the k*k jobs I had to do to get where I am today. I have renewed appreciation for the fact that I can do what I love every day.” Jack Parow

The song and music video for Ode to You, featuring Nonku, is their tribute to the working class hero’s.  Before Jack Parow became South Africa’s Afrikaans rap super star, he packed fish, was a mechanic and allocated graves to support his rap habit.

Parow and Nonku decided to meet up with various people and try out their jobs; to experience what their day to day life, especially work, is all about.  This documentary-style music video sees Parow returning to his roots by sweeping streets, mowing lawns, washing cars, painting houses, laying bricks, working in a factory, packing fish and more.

Ode to You will be released on 18th August.   Various behind-the-scenes segments are being released as a build-up to the video’s premiere.

Watch Part 1 and Part 2

Ode to You is filmed, directed and edited by Paul Ward.  He is also responsible for Parow’s hit music video, P.A.R.T.Y.

From Ode to You

“this is an ode to you, hate your job but the house needs food
you wanna quit, you wanna kill but the rent is due
push on through ,hold on tight, fight the fight
there’s a hand on your throat and it’ s holding tight
9 to 5, jy try, jy druk, jy hou styf vas
but you work for a boss and you hate his guts
jy voel stuck, maar onthou, ek’s hier vir jou
whether jy numbers punch of jy huise bou
yster klou, days too long, nights too short
you just went to sleep, then you’re back at work
if you’re up at night or you’re up at dawn
whether you’re sweeping streets or you’re mowing lawns
whether jy meetings het of jy parties hou
whether jy suits aantrek of jy klere vou
whether your washing cars or washing clothes
this is an ode to all the working class hero’s.”

Party party party…

is what Jack Parow is best known for.  Never one to watch the clock tick idly by, Parow is catching trains, planes and cruise ships to the next jol.  August is filling up with local shows and he will return to Holland for the Back to Amsterdam Tour in September. In December, Parow will ‘captain’ the Party Cruise.  More details about the cruise can be found at the end of the press release.

Date: Saturday 23 August 2014
Line-up: Red Bull X-Fighters 2014
Venue: Union Buildings, Pretoria
Address: 1 Government Avenue
Contact: info@redbullxfighters.com
Doors open: 11h30
Performance time: 13h30-16h30
Ticket price: Starting from R295-00

Date: 28 August 2014
Venue: Smugglers Tavern
Address: Cnr Riverbend Road & Witkoppen, Bloubosrand
Contact: 011 704 7199

Date: 29 August 2014
Venue: Presley’s
Address: Ernies Pl, Pretoria
Contact: 012-807 0690

Date: 30 August 2014
Venue: Presley’s Boksburg
Address: Gibb Rd, Boksburg
Contact: 011-826 19898

Date: 30 August 2014
Line-up: Jack Parow & more
Venue: Marks Park Sports Club (Pinkie Fest)
Address: Orange Road, Emmerentia

Date: 5 September 2014
Venue: Rumours Lounge, Roodepoort
Address: Shop 20 Palm Court, Cornelius Street, Weltevreden Park 1709
Contact: Fred Otto – 079 825 7995

Date: 6 September 2014
Venue: Aandklas Pretoria
Address: 494 Hilda St, Pretoria 0028
Contact: 012 362 3712

Date: 27 September (Tribeone Fest)
Line-up: Jack Parow & many more
Venue: City of Tshwane
Address: Google maps

Back To Amsterdam Tour
12 September – Doornroosje, Nijmegen
13 September  – Smeerboel Festival, Utrecht
14 September – Patronaat, Haarlem

The Party Cruise

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MSC Cruises

Jack Parow and Naaldekoker ‘captains’ the PARTY CRUISE! This is the only December party cruise which stops at two islands – Inhaca and Portuguese Island. During the day, passengers can enjoy pristine Mozambican islands, cocktails and sunsets, and then rock the boat into the night.

8 December 2014: Durban, South Africa
9 December 2014: Inhaca & Portuguese Island
10 December 2014: Inhaca & Portuguese Island
11 December 2014: Inhaca & Portuguese Island
12 December 2014: Durban