South Africa will see DBN Gogo curate a 9-day Boiler Room x Ballantine’s True Music Studios experience that will include live performances, industry discussions and community experiences.
Taking place across eight countries, the series kicked off with Russia in November. True Music Studios features a mix of experiences curated by cutting-edge collaborators who are pushing forward local music scenes including Kedr Livanskiy (Moscow, Russia), Ms. Nina (Madrid, Spain) and DBN Gogo (Johannesburg, South Africa).
The schedule will kick off on 22 February 2022 and will go on until 03 March 2022 in Johannesburg.
The local series will also include industry discussions aimed at tackling how South African music has rapidly grown internationally in recent years. Key industry players will unpack the journey and challenges in the music industry that ultimately culminated in this rise and global recognition.
This pivotal conversation hosted by DJ and radio presenter Lamiez Holworthy will include creative force Busiswa, DBN Gogo herself, as well as the senior marketing and PR expert, Ayanda Mhlongo.
In South Africa, True Music Studios will provide community emerging talents a platform to make use of the space for listening sessions and creative collaborations with Lawk Fest (by Thuli Keupilwe) and premier LBGTQI event platform, Same Sex Saturdays. The community events will also include Ebumnandini & Prime, DJ Lag, Blxckie, Lelowhatsgood and Kat Upendi.
Full schedule for Boiler Room x Ballantine’s True Music Studios in South Africa:
– 22 Feb – In Conversation with: Busiswa, Lamiez Holworthy, DBN Gogo, & Ayanda Mhlongo: The Rise and Rise of SA Music
– 23 Feb – IDA dance workshop and Pretty Girls Love Amapiano
– 24th Feb – Party Broadcast: Boohle/ Young Stunna; DJ Stokie / Kyotic / UncleWaffles / Sfarzo Rtee
– 25th Feb – True Music Fund Party: Ebumnandini x Prime.
– 26th Feb – Community Party: Same Sex Saturdays
– 1 March – Masterclass with: Thuli of Lawk Communications: Music Industry 101
– 2 March – Community Party: Lawk Fest Takeover
– 3 March – Party Broadcast: Lady Du (Live) / Reece Madlisa & Zuma (Amaroto) / Musa Keys / Kelvin Momo / Que DJ / Ms Party
To be part of the series you need to register for a ticket via ballantines.com.