Kortriel (Short Riel)
mediaposted on 13.03.2019, 10:21 by Engela BritzEngela Britz
This audio clip contains two renditions of the widely-known and popular riel called 'kortriel' (short riel). The first version, which plays for 30 seconds (00:00-00:30) was recorded by Engela Britz on August 18, 2018, in Brandvlei, Northern Cape, South Africa. It is performed by Gert Swarts and Klaas van Zyl. The second version which starts at 31 seconds to the end (00:31-01:21) was recorded by Engela Britz on July 14, 2018, in Saron, Western Cape, South Africa. It is performed by Danie Hanse, Fanie Hanse, Gershwin Hanse and Marvin Hanse. Both renditions accompany Engela Britz's (2019) minor dissertation entitled "Songs in the Dust: Riel Music in the Northern and Western Cape, South Africa."