The Boiler Room x Ballantine's True Music Forums are a space for the international music community to connect, exchange and build new ideas.
Madrid hosts the fifth Forum and forms part of the 2019 True Music tour, which champions local music scenes and elevates artists, fans, crews and communities around the world through content, live shows and support initiatives.
Music Transcends Language
Our ever increasingly connected and hyper-globalised society has provided us with both the access and constant hunger for fresh narratives and cultural perspectives. Whether via algorithm exploration or consulting trusted curators, the rise in demand and acceptance for diverse sounds has effectively blown open the mainstream scene as English language music is losing its stronghold across all charts. Are we heading towards a tipping point to true sonic globalisation?
Núria Net leads the conversation between Ibibio Sound System’s frontwoman Eno Williams, London-based NTS resident Felix Hall and Leonora García from Sony Music Spain
Reclaiming & Reinventing - Reggaeton Now
In Madrid and across the globe diaspora communities are forming creative collectives that are wrestling back control of previously underground sounds being mined by pop with new sounds such as Spanish perreo, Afro-trap, Techno-infused perreo, industrial goth-reggaeton and even dream pop dembow. We meet some of the key people who have been part of the transformation and reclamation of one of the world’s most popular sounds, and hear about where they expect the scene to go, and their ambitions.
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