It is nearly impossible to put the rich variety of feeling elements,
nuances and sounds that form the essence of Boer music into words.
It is an "experience" of strong and unique character
that cannot be described in scientific music terms. The concertina
was, and still is, the top lead instrument in Boer music. Apart
from the different types of concertinas that are found in Boer
music, there are different dance rhythms and variations in accompaniment.
It is striking how each artist often develops a unique and recognizable
style, and equally amazing to see how the different types of concertinas
and different geographical regions created divergent disciplines
within Boer music.
can prevent this heritage from being lost for ever.