Sampa The Great | The Factory Theatre | Sydney



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    Sampa The Great has absolutely floored us with tracks from her debut mixtape as well as her outstanding live show.

The Factory Theatre

105 Victoria Road, Marrickville, Sydney, Australia

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Fax:(02) 9550 2990 Phone:(02) 9550 3666 Amenities: Box Office, Toilets Suitable for Ages: Families As a purpose built, dedicated live entertainment venue, the Factory hosts an array of live music and performances - from international rock concerts to intimate cabaret shows, film and dance. The Factory brings a breath of fresh air to Sydney's entertainment scene and a commitment to nurturing emerging performers and acts.

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Sampa The Great announces a huge Australian and New Zealand tour. In celebration of her upcoming Album “The Return” which creates a sense of home.

A characterful record, its reference points range from classic hip-hop to ancient Southern African sounds. Built on four years of personal and musical soul-searching, it’s an assured statement, the product of meaningful musical connections and of Sampa having to redefine her self-identity away from the comforts of family and old friends.

Following recent live performances at Glastonbury, Love Supreme Jazz Festival, Dark MOFO (Tasmania – alongside FKA Twigs, Kelsey Lu, Nicholas Jaar), Down The Rabbit Hole (Netherlands) and a headline show at Hip-Hop Collection (Paris).

This, for Sampa, is what she’s been trying to do for the past six years: to find new ways of feeling at home and rediscover an emboldened idea of herself.

“Home is described in a lot of ways and means a lot of different things to different people,” she says. “I had to redefine in my mind and in my spirit what home means.” The album is both a re-telling of that journey, and the realisation of her aim; the album walks us through that return to home, while the accomplished sound and lyricism underscores the steps she’s made as a person and artist.