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Spotify Greasy Tunes opens in Braamfontein

Spotify Greasy Tunes opens in Braamfontein

Spotify, the leading global music streaming platform, has launched an exciting month-long pop-up experience called Greasy Tunes in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. This unique event combines the best of South African cuisine with the power of music, creating an immersive and unforgettable experience for attendees. Influencers, media personalities, and music enthusiasts gathered over the weekend to witness the grand opening of Greasy Tunes, which promises to celebrate the rich playlists, culture, and community fostered by Spotify, while paying homage to the diverse and greasy delights of South African meals.

A Cultural Blend

Greasy Tunes aims to connect with various cultural communities in Johannesburg, showcasing their aesthetics and culinary traditions. The venue draws inspiration from township kota cafes, featuring outdoor table tennis setups, as well as mini pool tables and Jenga games on the tables. The atmosphere is vibrant and reminiscent of the lively street culture that defines South Africa.

Delicious South African Cuisine

One cannot fully experience South Africa without indulging in its diverse culinary offerings. At Greasy Tunes, the food reflects the country’s melting pot of cultures. Guests were treated to an array of mouthwatering delights, including snacks like nuts served in jars and rainbow mielie pops, also known as “skopas.” The menu highlights classic dishes such as pap infused with cheese, a guest favorite, and township-style slap chips. The combination of music and delectable food truly captures the essence of South African culture.

Music and Performances

The opening night of Greasy Tunes was filled with electrifying DJ sets and captivating performances by talented artists. Renowned musicians Yolophonik and Cornelius SA set the stage ablaze, setting the tone for the week-long celebration of house and dance music culture. One of the standout moments was a vibrant Pantsula dance performance by Spirit in Motion, a group known for their spontaneous and passionate routines. The energy and rhythm brought to life on stage left the audience mesmerized.

A Remarkable Fusion of Music and Cuisine

Jocelyne Muhutu-Remy, the Managing Director of Spotify Sub-Saharan Africa, emphasized the significant role that audio plays in spreading South African culture and trends, both within the continent and globally. Greasy Tunes represents an expansion of this influence, seamlessly blending music and cuisine in a beloved city that resonates with countless individuals. It is a testament to the power of audio in fostering connections and creating immersive experiences.

Event Details

Spotify Greasy Tunes will be open every Wednesday to Sunday until July 30th. To secure tickets and check out the exciting lineup of artists and themes, visit The event promises an unforgettable journey through the best of local and Pan-African music.

Weekly Themes

Greasy Tunes has curated a lineup of weekly themes to showcase the diverse music landscape of South Africa and beyond. Here’s a glimpse of what to expect:

  • Week 1 (5-9 July): Mint – Featuring South Africa’s Best Electronic, House, and Afrotech music.
  • Week 2 (12-16 July): Amapiano Grooves – Celebrating the infectious sounds of Amapiano, a popular South African genre.
  • Week 3 (19-23 July): Mzansi Raps – Showcasing the best of local Hip Hop and Rap.
  • Week 4 (26-30 July): Pan-Africa – Exploring the hottest Pan-African beats and rhythms.

Spotify Greasy Tunes is an immersive and culturally enriching experience that seamlessly combines South African food and music. By blending the power of audio with delicious cuisine, Spotify aims to celebrate and promote

Clare Petra Matthes

Hi, I'm Clare and I am a freelance writer and Tech journalist as well as the owner and founder of where I review tech devices and also cover emerging technology news. Outside of I write for a number of publications and have regular tech slots on chaiFM radio station and eNCA's Tech Matters national breakfast TV news show.

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