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Kenyan artistes Muthoni Drummer Queen, EA Wave, Suraj, Taio and Coco Em will be performing at the Kenyan edition of Boiler Room x Ballantine’s True Music.

Nairobi is the next stop for 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.

Kenya is at the forefront of digital technology in Africa and because of this, there’s a genuinely innovative and collaborative spirit emerging across the creative industries there. It’s such an exciting time for Kenya and we’re thrilled that our True Music Africa show in Nairobi will champion this movement, providing a platform to showcase Kenya’s most forward-thinking sounds to the world,” said Ballantine’s Head of Music, Tom Elton.

As a result of the current digital boom in Kenya, Nairobi is witnessing a full bloom of creative awakening, with a rise and push in start-ups and entrepreneurship across fashion, art and music where this new technological generation is really making its mark.

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.”

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