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BACKTRACK (article first published : 1999-06-10)

i>Backtrack is a cabaret featuring Olivea Boshoff and Mari Visagie. The two singers take audiences on a journey through the top 20 hits of the 20th century with Mother Millennium (Mari) and her empty-headed daughter (Olivea) recalling various highlights in the history of the world during the 20th century.

Starting with Victoriana, they move on through the `flapper’ era, the 30’s, World War II, the 50’s, go-go dancing, hot pants, hippies, the Beatles, Tina Turner and Abba and into the millennium with sketches, anecdotes, comedy numbers and songs from difference decades.

Songs include Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, YMCA, and Ag Pleez Daddy as well as a rock `n roll medley, Titanic and songs from Cole Porter. Other highlights are numbers made famous by the Carpenters, Personality and well-known songs from the war years.

An Afrikaans version of the cabaret is also available. This touches on various times in the history of South Africa and includes songs such as the briels, poetry from a byegone era, Springbok Radio Jan Pierewiet, nostalia and loads of comedy numbers. The pair are available to tour with Backtrack. To book this cabaret, phone Mari on 082 979-5657 or fax (031) 205-2119,


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