Boiler Room and Ballantine’s True Music pledges Support for Gengetone Acts
After a two-year hiatus,Boiler Room and Ballantine’s True Music returns with a bang with a curated lineup of exciting talent that have been steadily carving up local airwaves, slated for Thursday 30th January 2020, in an as yet unannounced venue . The exclusive show is set to celebrate the Gengetone scene captivating Nairobi’s youth.
The return to Nairobi comes at a pivotal moment in the city’s thriving music scene, as the Gengetone genre is speed shifting from underground to become the dominant sound in Kenyan music today.
The lineup includes: Femi One, Ochungulo Family, DJ Lyta, Boondocks Gang, DJ Kalonje, Rico Gang and DJ Tryce.
Boiler Room CBDO Steven Appleyard commented "We are returning to Nairobi for our second True Music show, which will be celebrating one of the most exciting emerging music scenes in Kenya - Gengetone. After exploring #NuNairobi in May 2018, we are now delving into a genre which has grown massively in the past couple of years, despite being largely banned on Kenyan radio. It's provocative, boundary pushing spaces in music like this that are so important for us to explore and connect to the wider world."