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In Conversation With: How The Township Shaped South African Music History | Boiler Room x Ballantine's True Music Studios: Soweto

Soweto15 Feb 202319:00 - 22:30 SAST

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.

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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

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Soweto15 Feb 202319:00 - 22:30 SAST
17:00 - 20:30 GMT