On the road with Peugeot
Life on the road has just got a whole lot better for Afrikaner folk band, DJ Ossewa, who will tour in style and safety for the duration of 2013 thanks to the inking of a partnership deal with Peugeot South Africa.
The traditional trio, who describe their style as Progressive Alternative Boere Afrikaans party/dance music, is driving a Peugeot Boxer panel van, which they have converted to be used as their touring vehicle. They expect to play anywhere between 120 and 150 gigs in the course of the year.
“The Boxer’s combination of space for the paraphernalia which comes with being a band on the road, the economy and torque from its 2,2-litre HDi tubodiesel engine plus an extensive list of safety and convenience features makes the Boxer an ideal choice,” said Clara Métivier-Beukes, GM Marketing of Peugeot South Africa at the handover of the vehicle. “We wish the members of DJ Ossewa – Piet Pompies, Daniel Jakobus and Jerbes Leeuboer many miles of happy touring.”
The trio – all farmers turned musicians – have nicknamed the Boxer “Raapie”, in honour of former band member Raapie Knaapie, who sadly passed away after a car accident in 2010.