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TEDxJohannesburg - David Kramer - The Sound of Silence Invisible musicians of the Karoo

This talk received a standing ovation. Famous South African singer/song writer David Kramer and you-tube cult figure Hannes Coetzee take us on a journey through South Africa's lost music. The talk focuses on the musicians Kramer met when he went in search of roots Afrikaans music in the rural areas of the Karoo and Namaqualand, discovering men and women who developed individual playing styles on guitars and tin can violins. He discusses some of the unique tunings, playing styles and content of the songs and introduces Hannes Coetzee, the man who invented the world's first teaspoon slide guitar technique.
Length: 21:16

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