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Ek Is Spesiaal

by Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch

Empower children through music: Bully, drugs, environmental safety, sexuality, road safety, community responsibility. Ons bou ons land se toekoms op die kinders wat ons vandag grootmaak. Daar is soveel uitdagings wat daagliks elke kind in die gesig staar.
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1. Ek Is Spesiaal
1:27 $0.99
2. Boetie En Sussie: Boeliemaniere (feat. Nell Hauptfleisch, Jean Hauptfleisch & Verna Kempen)
2:26 $0.99
3. Kosblik Kotteljons (feat. Nell Hauptfleisch & Jean Hauptfleisch)
1:41 $0.99
4. Sal Jy Asseblief My Maatjie Wees? (feat. Nell Hauptfleisch & Jean Hauptfleisch)
2:16 $0.99
5. Ek's Die Een Wat Voorloop (feat. Nell Hauptfleisch & Jean Hauptfleisch)
1:44 $0.99
6. Boetie En Sussie: Middelafhanklikheid (feat. Nell Hauptfleisch, Jean Hauptfleisch & Verna Kempen)
3:26 $0.99
7. Tikkewyn Rook
2:05 $0.99
8. Die Olifant (feat. Johan Falck)
1:20 $0.99
9. Daars Mense Wat Ons Help
3:15 $0.99
10. Sussie En Verkeersman: Padveiligheid (feat. Nell Hauptfleisch)
2:50 $0.99
11. Groen Lig Geel Lig Rooi Lig
1:32 $0.99
12. Loop Die Zebra (feat. Nell Hauptfleisch & Jean Hauptfleisch)
0:36 $0.99
13. Handjie Sê
1:55 $0.99
14. Mamma Ry (feat. Nell Hauptfleisch)
2:41 $0.99
15. Hoe Gaan Ons By Die Skool Uitkom? (feat. Nell Hauptfleisch & Jean Hauptfleisch)
1:59 $0.99
16. Boetie En Sussie: Omgewingsveiligheid (feat. Nell Hauptfleisch, Jean Hauptfleisch & Verna Kempen)
3:43 $0.99
17. Koowee
0:56 $0.99
18. Kom Laat Ons Kyk
2:30 $0.99
19. Vlammetjie (10111) [feat. Nell Hauptfleisch & Jean Hauptfleisch]
1:36 $0.99
20. Liewe Meneer Gogga (feat. Nell Hauptfleisch, Johan Falck & Jean Hauptfleisch)
1:17 $0.99
21. Die Tandeborsel Rympie (feat. Nell Hauptfleisch)
1:40 $0.99
22. Die Tandeborsel Liedjie
2:40 $0.99
23. Boetie En Sussie: Vreemde Oom (feat. Nell Hauptfleisch, Johan Falck, Jean Hauptfleisch & Verna Kempen)
3:43 $0.99
24. Die Biedie-Biedie Robot
1:34 $0.99
25. Vreemdeling (feat. Jean Hauptfleisch)
1:39 $0.99
26. Mamma En Sussie: Die Geheim (feat. Nell Hauptfleisch)
3:38 $0.99
27. Sakaboela (feat. Nell Hauptfleisch, Jean Hauptfleisch & Johan Falck)
3:58 $0.99
28. Mamma En Sussie: Bly Jy Lief Vir My? (feat. Nell Hauptfleisch)
2:48 $0.99
29. Mamma Is Jy Lief Vir My? (feat. Nell Hauptfleisch)
3:21 $0.99
30. Dit Vat 'n Dorp Om 'n Kind Te Bou (feat. Nell Hauptfleisch, Johan Falck & Jean Hauptfleisch)
3:25 $0.99
31. Die Geheim (feat. Nell Hauptfleisch)
5:27 $0.99
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Album Notes
I am passionate about music, songwriting and empowering people with music. Sometimes these end up being little people! With my nursing and music background it is a match made in heaven to roll out difficult to communicate without getting uncomfortable information or even boooring information out to your target audience: especially with children with short concentration span!
I believe in what I do.
I believe it makes a difference
and I believe we need to give our children all the help they can get!
My background in nursing: General, Psychiatry, Community and midwifery, experience in Operating Room, feet care, diabetes, breastfeeding makes me a very interesting person to be writing song about healthcare. I do enjoy empowering people on another level other than just physical care to motivate them to live a healthy life and make informed decisions. I also focus on contemporary music other than children's music.
Marthie Smit Nel Hauptfleisch
The long term plan is to translate the content of "EK is Spesiaal" in all the languages it is needed in- so be patient with me while that happens! hopefully the words and music will just be as catchy in English , Xhosa and who knows French etc.!

Bullying? the interesteing thing I found out about bulying is it can be something that follows you around the rest of your life if you do not make the basic adjustment early: you're special and therefore nobody has the right to push you around. If this problem is not addressed it can lead to bad self-esteem leading up to isolatio, childhood depression, suicide, teen pregnancies, gansterism and later on in life can even lead to heart conditions and diabetes! wow! it makes sense to pay attention early then... One of the things I realized with working with SOuth African youth is... a lot of them still grow up in the environment where 'children should be seen and not heard' making it extremely difficult to realize how big problems are before it is reported. People in authority positions do not have the resources to manage kids properly due to staff shortages or adult/child ratio's. You need a good healthy support stucture to help children in need but also need to educate the parents as well as give the teachers new ways of managing the chalenges environment they are already working in. Furthermore I know that there is a lot that still need to be done to be able to immediately react to a child in need e.g. councelling and letting them feel safe in the same environment they were traumsized in! When we all learn respect for life and people it makes it so much easier! Thank you 'Tree House' and Canada for raising my awareness of these concepts! It is not an easy road because so many set ways and minds have to be turned to create room for everybody to flourish!

Drug Abuse? Crystal Meth or "Tik" as it is called in South Africa, is a huge problem everywhere in the world. Children grow up with drug users as part of their extended family and role models and I have learned it is very heard to get out of. For rehabilitation you need just as long a time as you were addicted to be rehabilitated. It is expensive, it takes time and it is a long road to being healthy again. I believe we need to give our children the tools for decision making before they turn twelve (Ever heard of J12 ministries?). Addiction is a shadow that will follow you around for the rest of your life and I think it is important to discover it early in life: when you are prone to become dependent on external sources of reinforcement when you are still shaping your self-esteem and image of who you want to be in the community you live in. We need rolemodels to lead the way and it will take years before we know if we made a difference and where we left holes in education.

Road Safety? to me this is a no brainer! I have seen so many children not make it to the operting room(I used to be an operating room nurse) because the child died. Yes there was a seat belt but nobody bothered using it. Often I see kids sit on the mothers lap, too many kids for not enough seatbelts. I want to teach the children to speak up for their own safety. Our parents ways are not always the most wise! Times have changes and we need to wake up to new techonologies and best practise! Buckle up kids! In Canada I have learned that children are allowed to make legal decision earlier in life and the manage quite well with it...eg. giving permission for surgery: if they understand it they can have the surgery. I know in SOuth Africa the problems often arise of e.g. medical abortion after rape: where the child is underaged to give permission for the procedure but the dad is the one responsible for the rape and for giving the permission to have an abortion. Do not get me wrong: I am not pro-abortion, but it is about ethical dilemmas that comes into play with rules and laws made that influence peoples lives forever. I was born at 6 month pregnancy! little miracles. So point is: Kids decide you want a seatbelt and learn how to put it on yourself and insist on a seatbelt or stay home! you are never too young to be more aware and safe in your environment! even met a grandma who will be wearing her setbelt in the future after listening to the music! Yeah!

Environmental safety? Got a phonecall one day in the operating room: Nurse has to come home because while the mom was at work the kids burned down the house by accident! now 12 people are homeless! Again kids can pay attention to safety issues: 'mom, put away the matches- because it is not safe'... it becomes a team effort. At my kids camps I have learned that KIDS ARE SMART! They want to be safe and help with the process! They know bad stuff happens and can list more then 10 bad things if you do not take care! They want to look out for each other and help parents look out for kids. They just need the trust and opportunity for adults to include them in the partnership of being safety advocates. They rise up to the challange of being rolemodels as well: little children always look out for ather children not to get hurt and be happy and ok...

My Body/Early Sexual education? Who is going to do it? I know in Canada they start early. South Africa I am not sure what the plan is... from what I have seen: it's all up to me the parent. And I am educated in this stuff(midwive...) Stories I have heard is "Marthie, do you know why our community in the townships struggle with teenage pregnancies- it's because the boys are curious! they want to know what a vagina looks like..." Really? Is that it? Be ready... I am still working on developing a whole sexual Education program: Somebody has to do it. I wrote 'Sakaboela' to teach kids to speak up and to know that child molester could even be your dad and it's okay to take him to the police. Isn't that sad? My goal is to give the children the language to speak up when they are in high risk situations: to know what to say/or sing if you have to and sing what you have to do. It is the silliest thing- but it could ake the world of difference to one child. If you hear how long it takes for a child to get into councelling and how long it takes for the courts to sort out the legal issues. We need to take back the lives we were created for.

"It takes a village to raise a child" it is all about community responsibility! I am not perfect, nobody is but that is why we are a community of people who work together to raise super healthy balanced children. Gone are the days of families living in smal communities together. We need to step up and recreate the trust and circle of friends who care for each other. A friend of yours is a friend of mine. It is not easy, it comes with responsibility and I will have to be the first one to play out the world I want to live in: creating it day by day in my world and in the lives of the two children I raise but also all the other children who cross my path: extended children!

Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch

Marthie het formele studie van sang gehad onder Magdalena Oosthuizen. SY het ook ondderrig ontvang onder Riana van Wyk in kontemporêre musiek. Sy sing en skryf reeds musiek van 13 jarige ouderdom.

Sy het 10 jaar in Kanada gewoon, waar sy as solo kunstenaaropgetree het en ook sangonderrig gegee het. Sy het hier bekendheid verwerf met haar liedjieskryf vermoë. Sy het 'n voorliefde vir Afrikaanse poësie en lirieke wat 'n dieper betekenis het.

Sy is huidiglik in Privaat Verpleegkundige praktyk waar sy spesialiseer in Voetsorg. Die uitvoering van “Verweerskrif” is een van vele produksies waarvan sy deel was die afgelope 3 jaar onder meer :"Twee Tasse en 'n Paspoort", "Burlesque","Let the children Play" en "Psalms van 'n Huisvrou".
Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch (MH):Marthie sing oor dit lekker is en oor musiek agter haar aanloop soos 'n kat se stert. Met "Psalms van 'n Huisvrou" kry vroue se alledaagse, gewone lewe: 'show-status': gaan haal die mop agter die deur uit, trek jou hoë hak skoene aan en huil saam 'n simfonie see toe. Vroumense skrik nie vir die lewe nie, suster! Die idee is dat enige mens voor die vlerkies kan gaan staan en so engel status kan verkry.
Marthie is een van ‘n sesling, maar niemand weet wat van die ander vyf geword het nie. Ek dink hulle is almal vasgevang in een liggaam wat praat en sing en neurie en klavier speel en voete stamp en met die vingers kliek en eintlik kort ons nog ‘n paar tweelinge. En die radiostasie is altyd aan: dit rym en soek woordritmes en raak vasgevang in idees wat hang en ma soek: tot hulle aangeneem word as kinders en netjies sterte en vlerke kry: al die liedjies op ‘n ry. Dan sing mens hulle stukkend tot hulle weet wie hulle is en hoe hulle klink en dan gaan hulle die wye wêreld van duisende wagtende ore in.

Marthie successfully completed her Unisa grade 8 (mezzo soprano) exam under tutorship of Mrs Magdalena Oosthuizen. She then continued voice training with Riana Van Wyk's School of Music. She has lived in Canada for 10 years.

She has received radio play on CBC radio 1, Radio Sonder Grense and Radio Pretoria to name a few. She has received honourable mention in an international song writing competition. She has recorded several CD’s including: Stoot die blêddie bus, Sing Afrikaans, Living the dream and are currently working on her latest album Twee tasse en `n paspoort/In-between the miles. She is married and lives in Stellenbosch with her husband and two children.

Her goals are to communicate life and to make the world a better place one song at a time. She is also a registered nurse (B.Cur - University of Stellenbosch) and specializes in footcare and senior citizens.

Life is a journey. We are all in it together. Enjoy the ride! Lekker in Afrikaans!


Award-winning singer, composer, performer, multi-instrumentalist (piano, keyboard, organ, guitar, recorder), engineer and playwrighter Marthie Nel started her career in Welkom, South Africa on the steps of a temporary classroom: singing to her friends all the Girl Scout songs she knew, later refusing to attend choir practice because she wanted to sing alone. She would sing in, direct, and write for small chamber choirs while still in school.

Marthie received classical piano and voice training, with a dream of writing and singing her own music. In her tours she found her voice and style…she would not just sing: she would sing cabaret!

In cabaret, Marthie believes you have great musical freedom to think outside forever turning hooks and drum beats. To communicate life and mutual life experiences; to touch somebody’s life; to make people laugh and cry…She sings about being lonely and happy and lost and the joys of motherhood, perfect worlds that do not exist, and how to find yourself amidst the chaos that life brings.

Marthie is currently in the process of recording her newest CD for release in the Canadian and South African markets, titled “A South African Woman in Saskatchewan,” about the ex-pat experience. It is the journey through new life experiences; trading your home country for a foreign country, and all the excitement that comes along with the ride to a higher level of happiness. It’s fresh and new and part of what is currently happening in the world – global migration in the global village! Her songs describe the thrill of watching the Northern Lights dancing in the air like a rainbow or experiencing the magic at Christmas when lights and snow create a glorious wonderland.

“Canada has been good to me; I have come to love the snowscape and call it home. I have found the people here to be friendly and warm. This is truly the land of opportunity.”

A children’s gospel CD was released in South Africa in February 2004 as part of the Kingfisher outreach drive. For this project she wrote eight songs and recorded the lead vocal in Canada in her home studio: the best part being 36 weeks pregnant at the time!

Marthie’s songwriting accomplishments include a honourable mention in the Songprize.com International Songwriting Competition for “How Long Can Your Love Wait” (2003) and finalist in the Unisong International Song Contest for “Dance of Snow and Light” (2003). Her recordings have received airplay on online radio stations, been featured as “Saskatchewan Artist of the Week” on CJTR FM, Regina and received airplay on CBC Radio One. She has also been honoured to be included on several compilation CDs including Saskatchewan Tourism’s “Land of the Living Skies”, distributed throughout Canada (2004). Marthie has written several plays including “Enfer L’hiver,” performed at Regina’s McKenzie Art Gallery (2003) and for which she did the arrangement and performed.

With a diverse range of writing styles covering pop, adult contemporary, rap, rock and folk, and performing in English and Afrikaans, Marthie’s music will takes you on a journey of scenery, emotions and stories. Through her eyes you will see the world.

Marthie Nel: piano, lead vocals

Songs from the Land of Living Skies (2004) Compilation
Commissioned by Tourism Saskatchewan to promote Saskatchewan and a Tourism trade show. “Prairie Love Song” was included in this production.

Enfer l’hiver
A recorded play of a magical, exciting, exotic, mystical, enchanting world of the winter people that awake during the winter to perform the ritual to ensure the return of winter each year.

Stoot die blêddie bus (Push the bloody bus) (1998)
Are you coming or are you staying? The bus is leaving for London detouring to Oxford. You’ll meet Jessie. in Stellenbosch and help push that bus all the way back to Cape Town, South Africa. Remastered with musical arrangements by Brahm Potgieter; recorded at Musicfront Studios.Unplugged version recorded at Musicfront Studios, Paarl, South Africa.

Commissioned by Magriet Lotter by the Kingfisher outreach project: the goal is to reach out to Christian children and motivate them to catch fish for Jesus.

Bubblegum Blues
A bit more jazzy and with blues elements.

I Love Regina
A collection of songs celebrating the beauty of Regina and Saskatchewan, Canada

A South African woman in Saskatchewan
So what is a South African woman doing in Saskatchewan? Turns out to be whiter pastures! This is the story of living your life in a small town: it is not Cape Town but you will find everything you wanted right here.

Perfect world
You know everybody tells you what you should be doing and instead you find a less perfect world struggling to live the perfect life? Here you will find very honest songs.

FAK kinderliedjies
This came into existence because of a burning need for me to help my children keep their language alive. Especially in all the folk songs that they would never hear from their grandparents, as I did from mine! I recorded this CD with 68 Afrikaans folk songs from the well-known source ”FAK” (a folk song book). It includes 13 lullabies, one of which is my own composition.

Band Interests
Cooking, people, excercise without pain.

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