Sampa The Great

Thu Apr 21 2022

8:00 PM (Doors 7:30 PM)

The New Parish

1743 San Pablo Avenue Oakland, CA 94612

$15 ADV - $20 DOOR

All Ages

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Our show with Sampa the Great at The New Parish on October 9, 2020 has been rescheduled to April 21, 2022. Please note that this show was originally scheduled for April 16, 2020.
 
All tickets purchased for previously scheduled dates will be honored for the new date in April 2022.
 
Should you be unable to attend the new date, please go to place of purchase no later than December 16, 2021 to request a refund (30 days from the rescheduled dates announcement). This will allow others who can attend to purchase your ticket(s).
 
We thank you for understanding and look forward to seeing you at the show!


Another Planet Entertainment is committed to producing safe events. Patrons attending this event at The New Parish are required to show proof of full vaccination (must be 2 weeks past final dose) OR a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours from the time of entry to the venue. Per Alameda County, masks are also required. For more information, visit our Health & Safety page.

* Policy is subject to change

Proof is one of the following:

  • Green or Amber Health Pass by CLEAR
  • CDC Vaccination Card (photos will be accepted)
  • CA Digital Vaccine Card
  • Proof of a Negative COVID-19 Test within 48 hours from the time of entry to the venue
 

The following forms of Negative COVID-19 test proof WILL BE ACCEPTED:

  • Test results from any location listed on the Health Pass by CLEAR app
  • Test results from a lab with confirmation of results, including date, time and name matching the ID of the ticket holder
  • A home test that works with an app which supplies verifiable results, with name, date and time
 

The following forms of Negative COVID-19 test proof WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED:

  • Binax at-home tests
  • Ellume at-home tests
  • At home tests with no digital verification of results displaying name, date and time
  • Rapid tests brought to the venue to be performed on-site
  • Antibody tests

Vaccination or Negative COVID-19 Test Required
Sampa The Great

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  • Sampa The Great

    Sampa The Great

    Hip-Hop/Rap

    In just a few short years, Sampa Tembo—better known as Sampa The Great—has established herself as
    one of hip hop’s brightest young stars. Exemplified by the 2019 release of her award-winning debut album
    The Return, she continues an unstoppable rise that has seen her break-through numerous personal and
    professional milestones to become one of the most sought-after voices in contemporary rap.
    In the past year alone, the Zambian artist has won three ARIA Awards (out of the six she was nominated
    for), was named BET’s Amplified Artist Of The Month, become the first musician ever to claim the
    prestigious Australian Music Prize (AMP) title twice in their career, was highlighted by Michelle Obama on
    her personal playlist, released the poignant video for ‘Time’s Up (feat. Krown)’—a track which criticises
    the Australian music industry and it’s often careless attitude to protecting the wellbeing of Black Artists—
    and featured alongside Denzel Curry on a new single by The Avalanches. With her recent performances
    at the virtual Roots Picnic 2020, NPR’s Tiny Desk series as part of Black History Month, AFROPUNK and
    the ARIA awards—as well as an invite to play at the forthcoming Coachella—Sampa continues to cement
    her status as in-demand live-performer. Following a run of sold-out shows across the US, EU and
    Australia & New Zealand in 2019, she capped off the year with an incredible performance on the BBC’s
    Later... With Jools Holland.
    Her most recent standalone release, a remix of ‘Time’s Up’ featuring NYC rapper Junglepussy, arrived
    alongside the announcement of a public remix competition. Echoing a line from the track for “all the Black
    Queens to the front”, the competition aimed to encourage participation from Black womxn, and highlights
    Sampa’s continuing commitment to using her music and position to speak and act on causes close to her
    heart. She recently teamed up with Pola Psychology, a Naarm (Melbourne) based therapy practice to
    make sure African youth-musicians can access culturally appropriate mental health care in their own
    community, by their own community, raising over $13k AUD to date. Earlier this year she also recorded
    and cut to vinyl a special one-off live performance at London’s Soho Radio, auctioning off the 12” to raise
    money for SOS Children’s Villages charity in Lusaka, Zambia.
    Sampa’s earliest releases: 2015’s The Great Mixtape and her “Female / Blue Boss” single, announced
    the arrival of a prodigious new talent, with Okayplayer describing her as “an adventurous young mindpushing
    out against all boundaries”. This was followed by her HERoes EP and HERoes Act 2 EP—the
    latter being a collaboration with Estelle and Rahki. The release of her Birds And The BEE9 mixtape on
    Big Dada in 2017 would prove to be a breakout moment, with standout tracks like “Black Girl Magik”—
    written for her younger sister as a celebration of black womanhood—and “Rhymes To The East”, the
    release drew praise from the likes of NPR, OkayAfrica, Bandcamp, XLR8R, Complex, Noisey, Clash,
    Huffington Post, Gal Dem, The Guardian and The Observer, and would go on to be awarded “Best
    Album” in the 2017 Australian Music Prize. This was followed by 2018’s “Energy” single & video,
    championed by Zane Lowe, it became Sampa’s most listened to single to date.
    Born in Zambia, raised in Botswana and spending time in Australia—notions of “home” have always
    played a pivotal role in Sampa’s work. Nowhere was this more apparent than on her debut album The
    Return, described by NPR as “a portal into the psyche of an African artist who has traveled the world in
    search of herself”, it is a record built on years of personal and musical soul-searching. "I knew when the
    album was being made it was a very important time for me musically and personally. My debut album
    was, in a sense, a release of control of the sound direction. Going back to root inspirations stronger than
    ever before with a clear and concise definition of all I am as an artist and as a person” she explains.
    Mixed predominantly by Stones Throw’s Jonwayne and engineered by MsM (BoyBetterKnow) and the
    GRAMMY-nominated Andrei Eremin. The Return blends hip-hop, neo-soul, gospel, afrobeat and jazz and
    features productions by Silentjay, Kwes Darko (Slowthai) and Clever Austin (Perrin Moss of Hiatus
    Kaiyote) as well as collaborations with Ecca Vandal, Blue Lab Beats, Jazz-collective Steam Down and
    many more.
    Released in September 2019 on Ninja Tune to widespread acclaim, it was hailed as “one of the year's
    most arresting statements of purpose” (NPR), a “breakout debut… a dynamic suite of a record, touching
    on multiple genres without losing focus” (Pitchfork), a record which “delves deep into themes of home,
    heritage, displacement and freedom” (The Guardian) and as “nothing short of an enlightening journey…
    one of the most intriguing debut albums in recent memory” (Hypebeast), with further support from the
    likes of FADER, HipHopDX, Mixmag, NME, Metro, i-D magazine and many more. International press
    highlights came from the Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), Libération & LesInrocks (France),
    Musikexpress & Spiegel (Germany) and De Standaard (Belgium). The album was additionally included in
    numerous best-of-2019 lists—including being named as Bandcamp’s #1 “Album Of The Year”—with
    standout single “Final Form” winning “Track Of The Year” at the Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards, and
    Best Hip Hop Release at the 2019 ARIA Awards, making Sampa the first woman of color to take home
    the award. 2020’s ARIA Awards saw Sampa nominated for six awards, taking home Best Independent
    Release, Best Hip Hop Release and Best Female. Making history again, The Return won the Australian
    Music Prize, making Sampa the first artist to win the prestigious award twice in their career. Elsewhere
    The Return found radio support with international heavyweights like Zane Lowe & Ebro Darden (Beats 1)
    and Annie Mac (BBC Radio 1) and was supported heavily by NPR and KCRW peaking at No.1 on the US
    College Radio Charts, as well as all Australian community radio, Triple J and Double J.
    The making of the album was also documented for “The Return - A Short Film”. Shot in Zambia by longtime
    visual collaborator Sanjay De Silva—who also directed the videos for “Final Form”, “OMG” and
    “Time’s Up”—it provided a moment-by-moment visual reflection on the powerful musical and personal
    evolution behind Sampa’s release. Including her formative return to home country Zambia, collaborative
    sessions in her Melbourne studio, and meeting the artists, family, friends and community who inspired or
    lent their own voices to the project.
    Sampa’s The Return live show has already led to multiple sold-out tours across the world and seen her
    invited to play iconic festivals such as Glastonbury, Coachella, and the Roots Picnic, as well as headline
    shows alongside Burna Boy, Raekwon and Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) in recent times—with The Times
    describing the show as “radiating the kind of energy that could power a small city” and Sampa as “a
    versatile and charismatic star-in-waiting” in their 4/5 star review. She has previously supported the likes of
    Kendrick Lamar, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Thundercat, Joey Bada$$, Hiatus Kaiyote, Noname, Ibeyi and Little
    Simz, amongst others.
    Returning home to Zambia last year to work on her new project, Sampa the Great’s new music is on the
    (very near) horizon, showing she has no signs of slowing down in 2022.
Vaccination or Negative COVID-19 Test Required

Sampa The Great

Thu Apr 21 2022 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:30 PM)

The New Parish Oakland CA
Sampa The Great
  • Sorry, there are currently no tickets available through TicketWeb.
  • Please check back later.

$15 ADV - $20 DOOR All Ages

Our show with Sampa the Great at The New Parish on October 9, 2020 has been rescheduled to April 21, 2022. Please note that this show was originally scheduled for April 16, 2020.
 
All tickets purchased for previously scheduled dates will be honored for the new date in April 2022.
 
Should you be unable to attend the new date, please go to place of purchase no later than December 16, 2021 to request a refund (30 days from the rescheduled dates announcement). This will allow others who can attend to purchase your ticket(s).
 
We thank you for understanding and look forward to seeing you at the show!


Another Planet Entertainment is committed to producing safe events. Patrons attending this event at The New Parish are required to show proof of full vaccination (must be 2 weeks past final dose) OR a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours from the time of entry to the venue. Per Alameda County, masks are also required. For more information, visit our Health & Safety page.

* Policy is subject to change

Proof is one of the following:

  • Green or Amber Health Pass by CLEAR
  • CDC Vaccination Card (photos will be accepted)
  • CA Digital Vaccine Card
  • Proof of a Negative COVID-19 Test within 48 hours from the time of entry to the venue
 

The following forms of Negative COVID-19 test proof WILL BE ACCEPTED:

  • Test results from any location listed on the Health Pass by CLEAR app
  • Test results from a lab with confirmation of results, including date, time and name matching the ID of the ticket holder
  • A home test that works with an app which supplies verifiable results, with name, date and time
 

The following forms of Negative COVID-19 test proof WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED:

  • Binax at-home tests
  • Ellume at-home tests
  • At home tests with no digital verification of results displaying name, date and time
  • Rapid tests brought to the venue to be performed on-site
  • Antibody tests
Sampa The Great

Sampa The Great

Hip-Hop/Rap

In just a few short years, Sampa Tembo—better known as Sampa The Great—has established herself as
one of hip hop’s brightest young stars. Exemplified by the 2019 release of her award-winning debut album
The Return, she continues an unstoppable rise that has seen her break-through numerous personal and
professional milestones to become one of the most sought-after voices in contemporary rap.
In the past year alone, the Zambian artist has won three ARIA Awards (out of the six she was nominated
for), was named BET’s Amplified Artist Of The Month, become the first musician ever to claim the
prestigious Australian Music Prize (AMP) title twice in their career, was highlighted by Michelle Obama on
her personal playlist, released the poignant video for ‘Time’s Up (feat. Krown)’—a track which criticises
the Australian music industry and it’s often careless attitude to protecting the wellbeing of Black Artists—
and featured alongside Denzel Curry on a new single by The Avalanches. With her recent performances
at the virtual Roots Picnic 2020, NPR’s Tiny Desk series as part of Black History Month, AFROPUNK and
the ARIA awards—as well as an invite to play at the forthcoming Coachella—Sampa continues to cement
her status as in-demand live-performer. Following a run of sold-out shows across the US, EU and
Australia & New Zealand in 2019, she capped off the year with an incredible performance on the BBC’s
Later... With Jools Holland.
Her most recent standalone release, a remix of ‘Time’s Up’ featuring NYC rapper Junglepussy, arrived
alongside the announcement of a public remix competition. Echoing a line from the track for “all the Black
Queens to the front”, the competition aimed to encourage participation from Black womxn, and highlights
Sampa’s continuing commitment to using her music and position to speak and act on causes close to her
heart. She recently teamed up with Pola Psychology, a Naarm (Melbourne) based therapy practice to
make sure African youth-musicians can access culturally appropriate mental health care in their own
community, by their own community, raising over $13k AUD to date. Earlier this year she also recorded
and cut to vinyl a special one-off live performance at London’s Soho Radio, auctioning off the 12” to raise
money for SOS Children’s Villages charity in Lusaka, Zambia.
Sampa’s earliest releases: 2015’s The Great Mixtape and her “Female / Blue Boss” single, announced
the arrival of a prodigious new talent, with Okayplayer describing her as “an adventurous young mindpushing
out against all boundaries”. This was followed by her HERoes EP and HERoes Act 2 EP—the
latter being a collaboration with Estelle and Rahki. The release of her Birds And The BEE9 mixtape on
Big Dada in 2017 would prove to be a breakout moment, with standout tracks like “Black Girl Magik”—
written for her younger sister as a celebration of black womanhood—and “Rhymes To The East”, the
release drew praise from the likes of NPR, OkayAfrica, Bandcamp, XLR8R, Complex, Noisey, Clash,
Huffington Post, Gal Dem, The Guardian and The Observer, and would go on to be awarded “Best
Album” in the 2017 Australian Music Prize. This was followed by 2018’s “Energy” single & video,
championed by Zane Lowe, it became Sampa’s most listened to single to date.
Born in Zambia, raised in Botswana and spending time in Australia—notions of “home” have always
played a pivotal role in Sampa’s work. Nowhere was this more apparent than on her debut album The
Return, described by NPR as “a portal into the psyche of an African artist who has traveled the world in
search of herself”, it is a record built on years of personal and musical soul-searching. "I knew when the
album was being made it was a very important time for me musically and personally. My debut album
was, in a sense, a release of control of the sound direction. Going back to root inspirations stronger than
ever before with a clear and concise definition of all I am as an artist and as a person” she explains.
Mixed predominantly by Stones Throw’s Jonwayne and engineered by MsM (BoyBetterKnow) and the
GRAMMY-nominated Andrei Eremin. The Return blends hip-hop, neo-soul, gospel, afrobeat and jazz and
features productions by Silentjay, Kwes Darko (Slowthai) and Clever Austin (Perrin Moss of Hiatus
Kaiyote) as well as collaborations with Ecca Vandal, Blue Lab Beats, Jazz-collective Steam Down and
many more.
Released in September 2019 on Ninja Tune to widespread acclaim, it was hailed as “one of the year's
most arresting statements of purpose” (NPR), a “breakout debut… a dynamic suite of a record, touching
on multiple genres without losing focus” (Pitchfork), a record which “delves deep into themes of home,
heritage, displacement and freedom” (The Guardian) and as “nothing short of an enlightening journey…
one of the most intriguing debut albums in recent memory” (Hypebeast), with further support from the
likes of FADER, HipHopDX, Mixmag, NME, Metro, i-D magazine and many more. International press
highlights came from the Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), Libération & LesInrocks (France),
Musikexpress & Spiegel (Germany) and De Standaard (Belgium). The album was additionally included in
numerous best-of-2019 lists—including being named as Bandcamp’s #1 “Album Of The Year”—with
standout single “Final Form” winning “Track Of The Year” at the Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards, and
Best Hip Hop Release at the 2019 ARIA Awards, making Sampa the first woman of color to take home
the award. 2020’s ARIA Awards saw Sampa nominated for six awards, taking home Best Independent
Release, Best Hip Hop Release and Best Female. Making history again, The Return won the Australian
Music Prize, making Sampa the first artist to win the prestigious award twice in their career. Elsewhere
The Return found radio support with international heavyweights like Zane Lowe & Ebro Darden (Beats 1)
and Annie Mac (BBC Radio 1) and was supported heavily by NPR and KCRW peaking at No.1 on the US
College Radio Charts, as well as all Australian community radio, Triple J and Double J.
The making of the album was also documented for “The Return - A Short Film”. Shot in Zambia by longtime
visual collaborator Sanjay De Silva—who also directed the videos for “Final Form”, “OMG” and
“Time’s Up”—it provided a moment-by-moment visual reflection on the powerful musical and personal
evolution behind Sampa’s release. Including her formative return to home country Zambia, collaborative
sessions in her Melbourne studio, and meeting the artists, family, friends and community who inspired or
lent their own voices to the project.
Sampa’s The Return live show has already led to multiple sold-out tours across the world and seen her
invited to play iconic festivals such as Glastonbury, Coachella, and the Roots Picnic, as well as headline
shows alongside Burna Boy, Raekwon and Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) in recent times—with The Times
describing the show as “radiating the kind of energy that could power a small city” and Sampa as “a
versatile and charismatic star-in-waiting” in their 4/5 star review. She has previously supported the likes of
Kendrick Lamar, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Thundercat, Joey Bada$$, Hiatus Kaiyote, Noname, Ibeyi and Little
Simz, amongst others.
Returning home to Zambia last year to work on her new project, Sampa the Great’s new music is on the
(very near) horizon, showing she has no signs of slowing down in 2022.