We’ve been longstanding supporters of Black Motion and Ballantine’s Scotch Whisky at MyCityByNight, which is why we were simply ecstatic when we heard the news that Ballantine’s Scotch Whisky and SAMA-winning, platinum-selling duo Black Motion asked people from across the country to submit the sounds, rhythms and beats that represent their life and experience of South Africa, with the goal of co-creating one incomparable album: the Ballantine’s Beat of Africa.
Months of searching, collecting and curating will culminate this Saturday 6 May 2017 when Ballantine’s and brand ambassadors Black Motion officially launch the Beat of Africa album at Turbine Hall in Jozi, which we’re 100% sure is going to turn out to be a night to remember. The line-up includes headliners Black Motion, with special guests Jazzuelle, Trancemicsoul, DJ Fosta and Leighton Moody.
It has been a singularly unique journey to get here: Black Motion spent the last few weeks choosing the best sounds from the hundreds of submissions. From there they headed into studio to mix these everyday sounds into an incredible and one-of-a-kind track that is distinctly ours. This track will also form part of the bigger Beat of Africa album, which will include similar tracks from partner countries Cameroon, Angola, Mozambique and Zambia.
Join us as we celebrate the sounds of a nation at this incredible event in downtown Joburg.
Ballantine’s Beat of Africa launch event:
Date: Saturday 6 May 2017
Venue: Turbine Hall, 65 Ntemi Piliso, Johannesburg
Tickets are only R130. Get yours here: http://bit.ly/2pbZBMR
About Ballantine’s Scotch Whisky
Ballantine’s is the No.1 Scotch whisky in Europe and the No.2 Scotch whisky in the world with the range selling over 70 million bottles a year worldwide. Ballantine’s has won more than 130 trophies and medals at international competitions in the past ten years for its outstanding quality, as a result of its unique richness of character and perfect balance. The range, from Ballantine’s Finest to the exclusive 40 Year Old, is the most extensive in the world of Scotch and is maintained by Master Blender Sandy Hyslop, continuing the brand’s tradition of Master Blenders that dates back to 1827. In 2013, Ballantine’s continued its innovative approach by launching Ballantine’s Brasil, a spirit drink made from selectively cask steeping Scotch whisky with Brazilian lime peel.
We’re giving away 10 double tickets to the event this weekend. If you’d like the chance to win one of the double tickets, simply leave a comment below letting us know what your favourtie Black Motion tune is. Winners announced at COB tomorrow.