Renate Engelbrecht
Content producer
2 minute read
26 Nov 2021
10:44 am

Steve Hofmeyr and others pay tribute to Theuns Jordaan through song

Renate Engelbrecht

Afrikaans celebrities from all over the country have been sharing their versions of Jordaan’s songs on social media too.

Theuns Jordaan, Demi Lee Moore and Steve Hofmeyr. Picture: Facebook

Tributes for the late Afrikaans singer Theuns Jordaan keep streaming in ahead of his tribute ceremony on Friday and Afrikaans celebrities across the country have continued to pay tribute in the language they shared with him: Music.

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Steve Hofmeyr posted on Facebook that he had written a tribute song for Jordaan.

“And then deleted it. And then recorded. And deleted again. Then reconsidered. Wondered if it was fitting. But music was the language him and I spoke,” he wrote.

By the looks of things, Hofmeyr’s tribute song will be available on YouTube just after Jordaan’s tribute ceremony, which will be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube on Friday, 26 November, at 11am.

In his post, Hofmeyr thanked Coleske Artists for handling the matter with such dignity.

Afrikaans celebrities from all over the country have been sharing their versions of Jordaan’s songs on social media too.

Charlize Berg wrote on Instagram that she had been thinking about what a legend Jordaan was and then phoned up Scheppel, one of her good friends and a brilliant violin player, to do a tribute to Jordaan.

“So here it is,” she wrote. “Our ‘spur of the moment’ Theuns’ Soos Bloed.”

On a rainy evening, Brendyn Pyper also took to Facebook, saying the clouds were crying for Jordaan. He did an acoustic version of Jordaan’s popular song, Soos Bloed, too.

Karen Zoid sang the same song on Bok Radio too, and had many in tears.

While on Breakfast with Martin Bester, Demi Lee Moore sang her version of Jordaan’s song called By jou.

Jordaan was known for his unique, deep voice and many South Africans have come to know the words of his songs by heart. He passed away in his sleep last week after a brief battle with acute myeloid leukaemia.