Poet, singer, songwriter and rapper, Sampa The Great recently won the 13th Australian Music prize for her debut album “Birds and the Bee9.”
Sampa, whose full name is Sampa Tembo, beat eight other shortlisted artists, including Paul Kelly and Jen Cloher, to take out the annual $30,000 prize for best Australian album of 2017.
BBEE9 came out of a point in my life that was very hard to navigate and to see soo much love come out of all that confusion is humbling. The time is now. – Sampa The Great
To celebrate the AMP-award winning mixtape Birds And The BEE9 (out now via Big Dada), Sampa The Great invites you to delve into ‘The BBEE9 Experience’ where, for two nights only, she will bring her captivating 2017 release to life, transforming Sydney’s The Basement & Melbourne’s The Night Cat into a multi-sensory world of creative energy, taking place on Thursday, April 19 & Saturday, April 21 respectively.
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.
Tickets via sampathegreat.com