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Boiler Room x Ballantine’s True Music today announced Nairobi, Kenya as the next stop for True Music Africa; a four-city tour that unearths pioneering talent.

In November, Boiler Room and Ballantine’s Scotch Whiskey announced the launch of True music Africa, a four-city tour that unearths pioneering talent, and their stories of hustling through the underground music scene, to do it for themselves.

Nairobi follows shows in Cape Town, South Africa late last year and Douala, Cameroon earlier this month, where some of the freshest talent the continent has to offer, performed to an online global audience of more than 5 million.

The show will celebrate some of Kenya’s finest artists from the Nu-Nairobi scene including:


Muthoni Drummer Queen


Coco Em

Following this third stop in Nairobi, True Music Africa will all culminate in July when Johannesburg plays host to the True Music Forum, a space for the international music community to learn, exchange and build new ideas through panel discussions and workshops.

Boiler Room and Ballantine’s are committed to supporting and celebrating uncompromising artists who do it ‘their way’. With their True Music platform, the partnership champions artists with a pioneering spirit and challenges them to continue pushing boundaries.

Boiler Room’s Chief Business Development Officer, Steven Appleyard said of the project: “The Boiler Room x Ballantine’s True Music platform is all about celebrating the most vital local music scenes around the world, at the same time as showcasing them on a global stage.  We’re super excited to be taking True Music to Kenya for the first time, to deep dive into one of the continent’s most vibrant scenes and collaborate with the local pioneers whose creative approach and DIY spirit is pushing the scene forward.”

Boiler Room x Ballantine’s True Music Africa in Kenya is happening on Thursday 10th May. Tune in at www.truemusic.boilerroom.tv to watch the broadcast live.