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Kurt Darren

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Origin  PretoriaSouth Africa
Name  Kurt Darren

Genres  Afrikaans folk music
Role  Singer ·
Years active  1995–present
Spouse  Dunay Nortje (m. 2011)
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Born  February 19, 1970 (age 45) (1970-02-19)
Albums  Kaptein - Se Platinum Treffers
Awards  South African Music Award for Best Sokkie Dans Album
Nominations  South African Music Award for Best Pop Album, South African Music Award for Best Pop Album (Afrikaans)
Similar People  Nicholis Louw, Snotkop, Elizma Theron, Juanita du Plessis, Ray Dylan

Birth name  Kurt Johan van Heerden

Kurt Darren destroys The national anthem

Kurt Johan van Heerden, better known as Kurt Darren, is a South African singer, songwriter and television presenter, who won 7 South African Music Awards (SAMA) from 2007 to 2011. He has also appeared in a number of South African films.


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His debut was with the album For Your Precious Love released in 1995. From 2006 to 2011, Darren was the presenter of the popular South African show Jukebox broadcast on kykNET. During the programme, callers would have the opportunity to request and dedicate music videos of their choice. SMS (text) messages would also roll in during the program. The program was broadcast live on various radio stations as well on Sunday evenings.

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Kurt Darren - Selfie Song

Personal life

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Darren married South African model Dunay Nortjé on 8 January 2011.

On 7 July 2013, Darren suffered serious injuries as a result of a car accident on his way home after watching a rugby match. His agent Marnus Bisschoff and his secretary were also seriously injured. All were airlifted urgently to hospital where tests showed he had 11 broken ribs and serious injuries to his head. He was released after weeks of treatment. Many of his scheduled concerts had to be canceled. He returned to active life months later with a rescheduled gig dates and a tour in US and Europe beginning of 2014.


  • 1995: For Your Precious Love
  • 1997: Just When I Needed You Most
  • 1998: Kurt Darren
  • 2000: Since I Found You
  • 2001: Net Jy Alleen
  • 2002: Meisie Meisie
  • 2003: Sê Net Ja
  • 2004: Staan Op
  • 2005: Vat my, maak my joune
  • 2006: Lekker Lekker
  • 2007: Voorwaarts Mars
  • 2008: 30 Goue Sokkietreffers
  • 2008: Uit die diepte van my hart
  • 2009: Smiling Back At Me
  • 2009: Die Beste Medisyne
  • 2010: Met Liefde/With Love
  • 2010: Oos-Wes Tuis Bes (Deluxe edition)
  • 2011: Kurt Kaptein se platinum treffers
  • 2012: In jou oe
  • 2014: Seerower
  • 2015: Lied Vir Die Vrou
  • 2016: Sal Jy Met My Dans?
  • Singles / Videography


    in Afrikaans
  • "Meisie Meisie"
  • "Staan Op"
  • "Kom ons Dans In Afrikaans"
  • "Kaptein"
  • "Af en af"
  • "Lekker Lekke" (2007)
  • "Voorwaarts Mars" (2008)
  • "Hemel op Tafelberg" (2009)
  • "Daar Doer in die Donker" (2008)
  • "Loslappie" (2009)
  • "Bloubergstrand se sonsak" (2010)
  • "Lekkerbekkie" (2011)
  • "Heidi" (2012)
  • "Stoomtrein" (feat. Snotkop) (2012) [1]
  • "Kom bietjie hier" (2012) [2]
  • "Cowboys en crooks" (2014)
  • "Dans op die Tafel (2014)
  • "Ek wens vir jou" (2015)
  • "Kaalvoet sokkie" (2016)
  • in Dutch
  • "Voor Altijd" (2013)
  • in English
  • "You"
  • "Standing On The Edge"
  • "Sunday"
  • featured in
  • "Shame and Scandals" (Dr. Victor & The Rasta Rebels feat. Kurt Darren) (2012)
  • DVDs

  • 2005: Op Toer
  • 2008: Treffers Live
  • 2008: Die video's
  • Filmography

  • 2010: Liefling
  • 2010: Susanna van Biljon
  • 2010: The Race-ist
  • 2011: Ek lief jou
  • Popularity in Europe

    Many of Kurt Darren's songs in Afrikaans are known in Europe through cover versions particularly by artists in the Netherlands and Belgium, and to some extent in Germany and Austria. Songs covered in Dutch include "Staan Op", covered by Jan Smit as "Sta Op", "Meisie Meisie" by Henk Wijngaard as "Meissie Meissie", "Kaptein Span die Seile" as "Kap'tein" by Bart Kaëll, "Hemel op Tafelberg" as "Die Zomer Gaat Nooit Voorbij" by Wim Soutaer, "Af en af" by Helemaal Hollands and "Bloubergstrand se sonsak" as "Dromendans" by Vinzzent, while Klostertaler covered "Meisie Meisie" in German.


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