South Africa’s capital, Pretoria, played host to its first ever Boiler Room x Ballantine’s True Music Africa event last night in the heart of the CBD, featuring a fusion of township and city inspired beats from a stellar line up of SA’s most exciting artists.
Over the years True Music Africa has given a platform to some of the freshest talent the continent has to offer, broadcasting their performances to an audience of more than 15-million people around the world, and sharing the artists’ insights and experiences of their local music scene via a compelling documentary series.
“After having taken True Music Africa to Cape Town and Johannesburg, Pretoria had to be our next stop,” says Boiler Room’s Chief Business Development Officer, Steven Appleyard. “As the home of house music last night bore testament as to why we brought the event to country’s capital.”
Guests who attended the event were treated to stellar line-up of live sets from the likes of ‘Nayi Le Walk’ hitmaker DJ Raybel, the exciting Atteridgeville trio of JD Monate + Mapentane + Dadaman, the deep house beats of Kat La Kat, nuwave sounds of Lamiez Holworthy and hits from the veteran of house and kwaito, Oskido.
Speaking on the association with Boiler Room, Ballantine’s Head of Music, Tom Elton commented: “Ballantine’s is all about celebrating true and uncomprising music, and that’s why we’re here once again to bring True Music Africa back to South Africa, after having stopped over in Cameroon and Kenya.”
Following Pretoria, True Music Africa will land in Accra, Ghana on 21 March 2019 for another Boiler Room first with an appearance in the coastal capital.
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