Sampa the Great (RISING 2022)



An Afro Future is Sampa The Great's triumphant return to Melbourne, her first show in her one-time hometown in over two years. Delayed more than a year by the pandemic, An Afro Future's Melbourne debut at RISING sees the visionary rapper return from Zambia with a 15-strong band of musicians and dancers, to expand on her ARIA Award-winning 2019 album The Return.

Sampa is joined by Zimbabwe-born, London-raised and Melbourne-based singer KYE (the two previously collaborated on KYE's single 'Gold'); and her sister Mwanjè, a remarkable, rising neo-soul talent in her own right. DJing on the night is Naarm/Melbourne's own C.FRIM. Ahead of her soon-to-be announced new album, Sampa the Great will transform The Forum over two huge nights.


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