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To celebrate the AMP-award winning mixtape Birds And The BEE9 (out now via Big Dada), Zambian-born, Melbourne-based multidisciplinary artist Sampa The Great invites you to delve into The BBEE9 Experience where she will bring her captivating 2017 release to life, transforming Sydney’s The Lair & Melbourne’s The Night Cat into a multi-sensory world of creative energy. Taking place on Thursday April 19 in Sydney and, and having sold out Saturday April 21 in Melbourne, Sampa has added a second show on Sunday April 22 (matinee).
 
Approaching Birds And The BEE9 in its entirety, the event will bring together special guests for one-off intimate performances and will gift audiences with an unforgettable evening of an aural and visual dream world. From projections, video, visual art and poetry, The BBEE9 Experience promises a rich multi-form realisation of the spiritually minded, healing messages and no-holds-barred social outlook conveyed throughout the refreshingly honest and awe-inspiring mixtape. Supporting Sampa on the night in Sydney, will be Milan Ring and Imbi The Girl – while in Melbourne, on Saturday night Kaiit and Drmngnow will open proceedings, with Thando and Drmngnow opening on Sunday.
 
Both deeply intimate and outward looking, Birds And The BEE9, takes musical influences from Sampa’s African upbringing and lyrical content form her own experiences of hurt and pain. Working with a close circle of producers to help realise her musical vision – including Kwes DarkoSensible J and Alejandro ‘JJ’ Abapo – the mixtape spans neo-soul to gospel and hip-hop, with Sampa shining as both a singer and MC.
 
Receiving acclaim from Clash, The Guardian, Rolling Stonetriple j support and landing coveted feature album spots across community radio stations across the board, it’s no wonder Sampa The Great was awarded with the AMP award for 2017.
 
As her audience of fans and industry alike continues to grow, and a prime spot on the Groovin The Moofestival circuit fast approaching, don’t miss your chance to share in Sampa’s intimate BBEE9 Experience and celebrate one of the most important artists of our generation.

 

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