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FOKOFPOLISIEKAR – A music video for the most beautiful song that almost wasn’t written


Releases a music video for the most beautiful song that almost wasn’t written –


Johnny de Ridder, Francois van Coke, Jaco S. Venter, Wynand Myburgh, Hunter Kennedy

Photo by: André Badenhorst


In the wake of their catalytical music video release for Parkiebank, herfs 2017, FOKOFPOLISIEKAR is back with something very special.  The band is proud to premiere the music video for Komma, only the third ballad that Fokofpolisiekar has ever written.

Komma is a departure from the band’s usual sound.  For the first time the sound is completely stripped down to just a piano and Francois van Coke’s voice.

This song is often singled out as a favourite on Fokofpolisiekar’s latest album, Selfmedikasie, but it’s not common knowledge that it came close to never being written.  The band, at first, only intended to produce 10 songs for the album, but during the recording period Johnny de Ridder sat down behind the piano and Komma was born.

Johnny de Ridder plays Komma on the piano at Kirstenbosch Gardens


Wynand Myburgh tells how Komma came to be: 

‘’We were finishing off the writing of Selfmedikasie and we had no intention of throwing a ballad into the mix. One day Johnny played a melody on the piano and that sparked the beginning of what would become Komma. Hunter started working on lyrics and at the end of the recording session a day was set aside to finish off the rough ideas for this piano-driven track. We were not too worried and if things did not come together that day, we were going to leave it be. Somehow it worked out and Komma came to life. I think we are all happy about how it turned out and how spontaneous it happened. Sometimes those are the gems.’’

Francois van Coke

To film the video, the band took to the breathtaking setting of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens in Cape Town, echoing the song’s beauty.  Fokofpolisiekar’s show formed part of the 2018 Summer Concert series. The band has not been part of this concert series since February 2014 and saw this as the perfect opportunity and place to capture their current vibe and following.

The music video clearly illustrates the effect Komma has on people.

Fokofpolisiekar LIVE

Fokofpolisiekar wil be performing (for FREE!) at De Waal Park in Cape Town, as part the Concerts in the Park series, this coming Sunday .  Next up in March is a performance at Woordfees in Stellenbosch on March 5th, then the International Tattoo Convention and Lush Festival.  The band will also see Europe in August 2018!

More details:

Date: 4 March 2018 (Concerts in the Park)

Line up: Fokofpolisiekar, MR Cat & The Jackal & Joe Emilio

Venue: De Waal Park

Address: Molteno Road, CBD, Cape Town

Event time: 3pm – 6pm

Tickets: FREE

Date: 5 March 2018 (Woordfees)

Venue: Jan Marais Nature Reserve

Address: Marais Road, Mostertsdrift, Stellenbosch

Performance time: 18h30

Purchasing tickets: R100 – http://bit.ly/2mHP3Fp

Date: 23 March 2018 (International Tattoo Convention)

Venue: The Lookout, V&A Waterfront

Address: Granger Bay Blvd, V & A Waterfront

Purchasing tickets: R195 – R590 http://bit.ly/2mDG2xm

Date: 31 March 2018 (Lush Festival)

Venue:  Linwood Guest Farm

Address: R711, Clarens, Free State http://bit.ly/2myQLIv

Purchasing tickets: R545 – R1 295 http://bit.ly/2DjK7QH

Komma Lyrics:

 in jou gesig is ’n sterrestelsel

ek is ’n kind wat na die sterre kyk

as jy jou hande deur my hare vryf

in die donker

voel ek weerloos

voel ek weer klein

 as die storm weer begin sanik

die berg brand

en die boom omwaai

en die vlamme aan my gordyne lek

dan skryf ek vir ons ’n nuwe plek

 want as die weer weer kom

sal dit kom om te bly

ek ken die skaamte en die kwesbaarheid

ek onthou ons het hardop gebid

en ek onthou ons het in ons skoolklere gevry

 so ek skryf maar vir my ’n wegkruipplek

want ek weet die weer sal weer kom om te bly



kom maar


kom maar weer

hierdie keer is ek gereed

 ek sal ’n byl in my hand hê

partykeer moet jy

iets oopbreek

ek ken van in die hoek geskop word en gil

jou teen die ruit stamp dat ons albei kraak

 ek skryf maar vir my ’n wegkruipplek

daar’s ’n berg houtpiele wat brand in pleks van my verstand



kom maar

kom maar binne


hierdie keer is ek gereed

 in jou gesig is ’n sterrestelsel

ek is ’n kind wat na die sterre kyk

as jy jou hande deur my hare vryf

in die donker

voel ek weerloos

voel ek weer klein


Website: fokofpolisiekar.co.za

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Twitter: @fokofband

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