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Afrikaans rock 'n roll is not dead! Van Coke Kartel walked away with two awards at this year's Ghoema awards. They were voted as Best Group and also received the award for Best Rock Album for Bloed, Sweet & Trane. They where up against Bloemfontein natives, Oros in ‘n Lang Glas, with Thula as well as Christian rockers , One Crown, for best rock album. They also beat favorites like Romanz and 4werke for group of the year.

Fellow Bellville boys, Die Heuwels Fantasties won the award for best DVD production for their Live by Paul Cluver DVD. Karel Hoffman also received an award for his pioneering work with OppiKoppi and Anton Goosen was honored with a lifetime achievement award.

Here is the complete list of winners:

Newcomer of the Year: Joshua na die Reën

Best Songwriter: Joe Niemand

Best DVD Production: Die Heuwels Fantasties

Best Instrumental Album: Ockie Vermeulen with Obsession

Best Spiritual Album: Joe Nieman with Genoeg is Genoeg

Best Childrens Album or DVD: Carike Keuzenkamp

Best Producer: Robin Kelly for Hande (Karlien van Jaarsveld)

Best Rock Album : Van coke Kartel with Bloed, Sweet & Trane

Best Alternative Album: Daniel Eeuwrick for Op ʼn leë Paron

Best “Boeremusiek”-album: Dylan Emslie

Best Male Contemporary album: Joshua na die Reën

Best Female Contemporary album: Andriëtte

Best Male Pop album: Jay with Dis hoe ons Rol

Best Female Pop album: Karlien van Jaarsveld with Uitklophou

Best Album by a duo or a group: 4Werke

Song of the Year: Superhero by Eden

Music video of the Year: Eens in ʼn leeftyd from Bobby van Jaarsveld and Riana Nel.

Female artist of the Year: Karlien v an Jaarsveld

Male artist of ther Year: Elvis Blue

Top Seller of the year: Karlien van Jaarsveld’s Uitklophou

Album of ther Year: Elvis Blue’s Afirkaans

Photo: Fred van Leeuwen

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