httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLyLvCXYKUg&feature=player_embedded. With less than three weeks to go until National Braai Day 2011, a local comedy pop duo has posted an apt National Braai Day parody of Rebecca Black’s infamous viral video hit, Friday – adding a distinctly South African flavour.
Nicholas Smal and Gareth Allison, also known as ‘Derick Watts & The Sunday Blues’, posted the video entitled Braaiday and it has been receiving overwhelming response from fans ever since – going viral on Facebook, Twitter, and other content sharing sites.
Smal had this to say about the video: “National Braai Day is about uniting the nation and getting all South Africans to unite around a braai for one day every year. We love the spirit of the good ‘ol South African braai. If this video will help unite our nation, I will sleep a happy man tonight.”
Says Gareth Allison, “South Africans love to braai. It’s in our blood! Why not combine our love of music with our love for braaing? It was kind of a no-brainer for us – we certainly didn’t expect the level of response that the video has got so far though.”
National Braai Day’s head Jan Braai is delighted with the outcome of the song and the attention it has received. “We are excited about the support the song has received online so far. As South Africans, we never take ourselves too seriously and the song really captures the spirit of National Braai Day. It’s contributions by people like Nic and Gareth that will ultimately result in the success of this initiative in uniting a nation.”
The track was recorded in a bedroom as Smal says “the bedding provided the perfect cushioning for the sound, ensuring there were no echoes”.
The release of this song follows on the heels of the release of the chart topping National Braai Day Anthem by Die Heuwels Fantasites, JR, HHP and Soweto Gospel Choir. The track’s release is just in time for South Africa’s National Braai Day on 24 September 2011.
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