SAMPA THE GREAT PRESENTS: AN AFRO FUTURE

After taking home three titles at the 2020 ARIA Awards for her 2019 debut album, The Return, revered poet and hip-hop artist, Sampa The Great today reveals An Afro Future, promising live shows across Sydney, Melbourne and WOMADelaide Festival in March, 2021.

Unfortunately due to the recent outbreak of COVID cases in NSW we have postponed the Sydney on sale tickets until Boxing Day.

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Ahead of new music arriving, Zambian-born and Botswana-raised, Sampa the Great will perform from Sydney’s Summer in The Domain series on FridayFebruary 19, before travelling to Adelaide’s Kin Rodney Park as part of WOMADelaide 2021 for a headline performance on Sunday, March 8. The following week, Sampa will venture east on Saturday, March 13 for a finale performance from Melbourne’s iconic Sidney Myer Music Bowl. Performing highlighted works from The Return, Sampa will be joined by a full band to bring a live show to Australian audiences that will mirror her stand out live streams from the year. Today it is revealed, Sampa will invite spectacular acts to share the stage, including powerhouse R&B artist Kaiit in Sydney, alongside hip-hop virtuoso Genesis Owusu, Sampa’s younger sister and rising neo-soul star, Mwanjé in Sydney and Melbourne. Additional tastemakers in sound, C-Frim will play in Melbourne, as well as radio host and DJ Ebony Boadu and local rapper Barkaa in Sydney.

Recently, Sampa The Great took home three 2020 ARIA Awards including Best Independent ReleaseBest Female Artist and Best Hip Hop Release before executing a thrilling live performance filmed from a rooftop in Botswana, available to re-watch. While just last week, the Music Victoria Awards saw Sampa take home four wins, including Best AlbumBest Solo Artist, Best Soul, Funk, Gospel or R&B Albumand Best Song, to cap off a 2020 that includes becoming the first solo artist and female musician to winBest Live Act at the National Live Music Awards and BET Amplified’s first-ever global artist. As a highly applauded live performer, Sampa has entertained audiences across the globe with appearances at festivals like GlastonburySplendour in the Grass and Laneway, alongside a 2021 Coachella invitation, virtual sets for AFROPUNKBlack August and the Roots Picnicas well as support slots for artists including Kendrick Lamar and Ms Lauryn Hill.

Do not miss impending history in 2021, when Sampa performs her highly acclaimed album, The Return live across Sydney, Adelaide & Melbourne in what is destined to be three exceedingly special occasions under the stars.

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Sampa The Great | Melbourne March 13, 2020 SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL Buy tickets