In September 2012 Jaak shot an episode of Africa Beats, a series of short films shot by the BBC that exposes up and coming talent from the African continent. The episode featuring Jaak recently aired on BBC World and is placed permanently on the BBC website.
In this episode, Jaak talks about reclaiming the Afrikaans language for black and brown people, so they can take pride in it, rather than being ashamed of its association with the former oppressors. He also performs an acoustic version of ’63,000′, a track from his forthcoming album, ‘Galant’, which vividly describes how his slave ancestors were brought to the Cape. Jaak is joined by Tebz (violin), Jonette (vocals) and Nossie (drums).
Jaak’s second album, ‘Galant’, will be out later this year. Stay tuned for more information.
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