Afrikaans family entertainment channel, KykNet, announced the broadcast dates of their new travel and exploration show “Country Hart met Juanita”. Filmed across the United States of America, the 13-part, hour long documentary series is set to “Entertain and delight” its audiences according to producer Anthonie van der Walt.
The programme is a musical exploration of the USA and is hosted by music super- star Juanita du Plessis, South Africa’s “Platinum Princess”. The first episode will air on Sunday, 6 October 2013 at 19:30.
The series, filmed on location in the United States, visited the birthplaces of American music including Texas, The Appalachian Mountains, Los Angeles, Nashville and Memphis. Each episode will feature a unique element of Country Music from its origins to the present sound.
Juanita du Plessis said of the series “ die ondervinding wat ons gehad het en die dinge wat ons gesien het, was regtig iets wat ek nooit in my lewe weer sal ervaar nie, ek is baie dankbaar daarvoor.” du Plessis plans on creating a new album from the experience featuring a mix of sounds that were gathered on the journey.
The first episode “Die Nashville Klank” visits Music City USA, Nashville, the home of Country greats and the biggest record labels in America. The episode will “give you a taste of what is to come on an amazing six-week musical journey across the southern and western USA” said director Brandon Oelofse.