Past Productions

Here is a list of all David's major projects taken on over the last 20-odd years, including recordings, musicals and other stage shows. Click on an item to see the full detailed description and some pics.

David Kramers Breyani

DAVID KRAMER highlights the musical ingredients of rhythm, instrumentation, vocal styling and language that combines to create music that is unmistakably and uniquely from the Cape.

A 10 piece band includes Camillo Lombard on piano accordian and Gammie Lakay on acoustic lead guitar, who also shows off his skills as a moppie vocalist. Donveno Prins who wowed audiences in Songbook and 3 Wiser Men, plays saxophone. Former member of DNA Strings, Jacques Steyn plays mandolin and bass, Veterans of klopse bands Howard Links and Charlie Rhode on banjo, mandolin, and guitar take the moppie, the vastrap, the ghoemaliedjie and the tiekiedraai to new heights. From the stages of musical theatre and Malay Choir competitions, Loukmaan Adams beats the ghoema drum and the much loved Sonskyn Sisters, Ruth Hector and Elspeth Davids sing their hearts out.

Kaapse Breyani

"spiced with pathos, humour and infectous rhythm....don't miss this" - Sunday Times

"a musical odyssey not to be missed" -Voice of the Cape

"uniquely South African - a feast of sight and sounds" - Cape Times

"David Kramer was lankal sy tyd vooruit. Hy is steeds" - Litnet

3 Wise Men



"Smart, stylish and proudly South African" - Cape Times

"Show that has appeal for every spectrum of a very diverse audience" - Artslink

"quintessentially Cape Town......couldn't happen anywhere else" - Weekender

"Three Wise Men are magic maji" - Sunday Independent

Ballade Van Koos Sas

In 1983 het David Kramer die liedjie, “Die Ballade van Koos Sas”, opgeneem en op die langspeelplaat “Hanepootpad” uitgegee. David het die kopbeen van die berugte Sas in die Montagu-museum gesien en dit het hom geïnspireer om die ballade te skryf.

Hierdie musiekstuk vertel die storie van die berugte Koos Sas wat aan die begin van die vorige eeu in die Montagu-omgewing gewoon het en gereeld in die moeilikheid met die gereg was.

1st Afrikaans musical on London stage - with English subtitles

Ballade van Koos Sas
2009 Fleur du Cap Nominations:
Loukmaan Adams - Best Performance in a Musical
David Kramer - Best Director
2008 Wenner van die SUIDOOSTERFEES SKOUERKLOP toekenning
KANNA Nomination: Loukmaan Adams - Best Performance in a Musical
KANNA Nomination: Jody Abrahams - Best Performance in a Musical
KANNA Nomination: Natalie Cervati - Slurpie/Best Newcomer to the KKNK
KANNA Nomination: David Kramer - Best Director
KANNA Nomination: Best Production at the KKNK 2009

The Kramer Petersen Songbook

Now on CD & DVD

The Kramer Petersen Songbook had two
sold-out seasons at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town over the summer of 2007/08 and although the show has closed and will not be touring, a live recording with the original cast is now available as a double disc CD. Songbook was created by David Kramer as a tribute to his friend and partner of twenty years, the late Taliep Petersen.

The double disc album features all 38 songs songs performed by the very talented company of Loukmaan Adams, Alistair Izobell, Mono Dullisear, Carmen Maarman, Tarryn Lamb, Bronwyn Reddy and veteran performers Terry Hector and Terry Fortune who recently won a Fleur du Cap for his performance in this musical.


The Kramer Petersen Songbook - now on CD!

David is well known for the contribution he has made to the South African indigenous musical scene. Mostly working together with Taliep Petersen, but also on his own ....

Directed by David Kramer
  • 2010: Krismis van Map Jacobs
  • 2009: 3 Wiser Men
  • 2009: David Kramer se Kaapse Breyani
  • 2008: 3 Wise Men
  • 2006: Hallelujah!
  • 2003: Big Stakes & Slap Chips
  • 2002: Karoo Kitaar Blues
  • 2002: Karoo Kitaar Blues
  • 2001: Cape Flats with Love