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African Queen

This incredible single was released in Oct. 2020 and hosted the talents of Petronel Baard, Khanyisizwe Nkosi and Reggie Peace. An original track by DJ Darkness en Reggie Peace, both Baard and Nkosi wrote and added their parts so that the song is combined of three languages, Afrikaans, English in IsiZulu. The song became a hit after is was released on Radio 2000 exclusively that is one of the biggest radio stations not only in SA, but also in Africa. […]

Al Psalmend

In July 2020 when South-Africa was in full lockdown due to the Corona virus, Petronel embarked on a special journey with theologian Dr. Ronell Bezuidenhout. In correlation with her course “Al Psalmend”, Petronel was commissioned to arrange Psalms that she consequently did and recorded in her home, while with the help of a dear friend, videos was added to the songs. This was then combined with the course and brougth great joy and peace for those who could hear it. […]

Seek The Light

“Even when it’s dark in the Middle of the night imma seek for the light. I am fit for the fight, just put on the beat and I’ll flight like a kite. Yeah right you can sight, burning one that I might. Trails and tribulations killing me inside. I be on the room cause it’s cold outside. Concentrating on my kid and my grind. Lately I’ve been hearing dead press on my mind. No mistake I am wild and awake. […]

Life is Good

Petronel Baard, a passionate cabaret star with a soothing storytelling voice, has managed to establish a firm place for herself in the music industry over the past twenty-one years. Her single, LIFE IS GOOD, conquered the hearts of music lovers from all over the world. LIFE IS GOOD, written by the artist herself, is a contemporary track that combines elements of Folk and classical Pop with a unique South African sound. It’s about how short life is and how you […]

Die Heelal Draai

Petronel Baard se jongste album, Die heelal draai (Lang Vrou-produksies) behoort met elke denkbare musiektoekenning vir Afrikaanse musiek bekroon te word; beoordeel op grond van artistieke meriete. Dis ‘n album wat nie net krities beïndruk nie, maar ook luisterryk bevredig. Sy besing die lewe en haar mense, die passie en die pyn, die  onverwagse draaie, die verrassings en helaas, ook die onvermydelike; afskeid. Deel van die album se bekoring is die feit dat dit nie selfsugtige, egosentriese selfverheerliking is nie. Die eiesoortige, [...]

“Wie sien die Maan” on “Diversiteit”

In March 2020 Petronel released a song with her favourite band, Soetmelk as part of an album by Tunes Studio in Stellenbosch, South-Africa. The album “Diversiteit” featured many great talents like Riku Latti, Jolyn Phillips, Bachus Nel, Churchill Naude and many more. “Diversiteit” celebrates diversity not only in life, but also in music. Petronel and Schalk Maas wrote a song called “Wie sien die Maan” that poses the question who shares your most intimate moments and suggests that you must […]

Wasgoedlyn Vol. 3

Petronel and Riku Latti are from the same time frame in Afrikaans music and have known each other since the 2000’s. When Riku started his revoluionary movement in alternative Afrikaans music, Die Wasgoedlyn, they performed with Petronel many times. She also hosted them in her home town, Reebok in and around Mossel bay many times. It is movement that combines both Petronel and Riku’s passion for community development through the arts. In 2019 Petronel made various recordings at Riku’s house […]

Grootbrakland *Single

Grootbrakland wat oor die area se geskiedenis gaan en spesiaal vir ‘n dorpsinsiatief opgeneem is by Darryl de Lange in George en die video deur Wessel van Heerden. Saam met Lesley Rae Dowling.

Die Lekker Lewe *Single

Die Lekker Lewe is geskryf vir die Proefees van Mosselbaai, opgeneem deur Darryl de Lange saam met Voldi George. Die musiekvideo is geneem en verwerk deur Wessel van Heerden. VIDEO: DIE LEKKER LEWE


In 2010 het Petronel “Vonnie” opgeneem wat ‘n ode aan Afrikaans was.  Onder die leiding van Pieter de Wet Oppenheimer en Asanete Musiek het sy nie alleen Patrick van Blerk se “Paradise Road” met sy groot lof vertaal nie, maar opgeneem saam met legendes soos Min Shaw, Albie Louw en Nico Carstens.  Baard het onder ander woorde vir Carstens se wereldtreffer “Zamebzi” geskryf wat wyd geloof is en weer met haar by die Groot Voël Boeremusiekfees op Oudtshoorn bespreek is.. […]