Die Antwoord to appear on US show

2012-02-06 07:37

Cape Town-based “zef-rap” band Die Antwoord will perform on the Late Show with David Letterman, a popular US television talkshow, tonight.

The programme will be shown on South African TV in the coming weeks, Die Burger newspaper reported today.

The band will share the show with former Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Sarah Michelle Gellar.

It will be the band’s first appearance on the programme. They will also be introducing their new CD Ten$ion on the show.

“It’s difficult to say why Americans like us so much,” the band’s lead singer, Ninja, said.

One of the things that made American audiences so different from local (South African) audiences, he said, was that they did not understand Afrikaans swear words.

He would say what he wanted on the Letterman show and the viewers wouldn’t understand, Ninja said.

According to Die Burger, Die Antwoord fever was running high in the US with Ninja and fellow band member, Yo-Landi Vi$$er, the faces of fashion designer Alexander Wang’s new range.

Huge billboards of the two had been erected in New York.

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