15 February 2023 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Soweto, South Africa
These in-depth conversations, as part of Boiler Room x Ballantine’s True Music Studios, are an exploration of how music culture is influenced by diversity and will delve into the relationship between traditional and urban music beyond the street.
First up, experienced journalist and presenter Mpumelelo Frypan Mfula will be in conversation with Njelic about his legendary career in the SA house scene spanning over two decades. Njelic continues to shape the amapiano genre, now spearheading a darker, more percussive and club-focused offshoot known as sgija.
Next, we’ll listen to key players of the South African scene discuss how the township of Soweto shaped the country’s dance music history, including Nkosi Zuthulele (of BCUC), kwaito’s living legend M’du Masilela, rising talent Lady Sakhe and Soweto native Nobantu Vilakazi.
All successful RSVPs will be sent entry requirements within their invite closer to the event.
Times are subject to change.
We are committed to creating safe and inclusive dance floors, spaces where music is enjoyed by everyone—free of intolerance, as such our events will be run in accordance with our Safe & Inclusive Dance floor policy.
There is limited seating for guests at the venue.
The event is hosted on the lower ground floor via stairs.
The lower ground floor is wheelchair accessible via separate ramp entry.
An accessible toilet is available.
There will be event lighting in operation, with the potential use of strobe effects.
Ear plugs will be available upon request; please ask a member of staff.
A quiet space will be available upon request should this be needed by guests, please ask a member of staff.