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Sampa The Great

Originating from Zambia, the Melbourne-based poet and singer-songwriter, Sampa The Great, is a formidable force. A daring young intellect that defies all odds.

Born Sampa Tembo in Zambia, raised in Botswana and spent time in Australia, the concept of “home” has always been essential in Sampa’s work. She catches listeners’ attention with thought-provoking phrases and encourages them to appreciate the simplicity of creation.

Her diverse and enchanting mix of hip-hop, neo-soul, jazz, and Afrobeat – music that relates to a shared vision of a possible future, in dialogue with the cultural legacy and experiences of the Black Diaspora – has made her one of the world’s most essential artists in only a few short years.

Her theatrical presence is understated yet undeniably magnetic. After a heroic run of swift bars that drives her beyond where most mortals would need a breath, she pounds her chest with a fist as the crowd roars.

Following her Australian Music Prize-winning 2017 mixtape “Birds and the BEE9,” Sampa released her soul-searching debut album “The Return in 2019.” She has continued her relentless ascension to become one of the most sought-after voices in modern rap, breaking through several personal and professional milestones.

For the record, the Zambian singer has won three ARIA Awards (out of a total of six nominations), was awarded BET’s Amplified Artist of the Month and is the first musician to win the coveted Australian Music Prize (AMP) twice.

Sampa The Great has successfully established herself as one of hip-hop’s most promising talents. Not only is she a gloomy, melancholy hip-hop genius who redefines traditional rap music, but also a forceful commentator, using her words to effect positive change.

M.I Blue

M.I. Blue

The alternative-soul singer and composer M.I. Blue is among the most multifaceted performers you will encounter. The female Eritrean artist embodies the spirit, sound, and culture of Toronto's burgeoning music industry. Her own East African heritage as well as jazz...


RoTation is perhaps one of Sudan's most diverse rappers. His saucy delivery and lyrical approach have also earned him a unique spot in the hearts of his contemporaries. Rapper, songwriter, and producer roTation can effortlessly go from fast spitting to...


In order to produce music that is full of mesmerizing instrumentals and somber simplicity, Congolese musician DESIIRE, who is based in Toronto, provides a distinctive combination of R&B, Afro, Electronic, and Hip-Hop. Inspired by pioneering African artists like Papa Wemba,...
Dua Saleh

Dua Saleh

The Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter and rapper of Sudanese descent, Dua Saleh, is renowned for her captivating bravado and menacing gloom. She has transformed her prior solemnity into swaggering confidence. It would be easy to call Dua Saleh a natural. Her songs...
Deena Abdelwahed

Deena Abdelwahed

Tunisian vocalist Deena Abdelwahed earned her stripes on the Tunisian scene and as part of the Arabstazy collective and is noted for her hybridized DJ sets. Deena was born in the Qatari city of Doha in 1989, and her incredible...


Coming from Arlington, Virginia, and born to Sudanese parents, Gihad, known as G-SALIH, has always been thoughtful with his bars. His distinctive style draws the listener's attention right away, and his powerful lyricism empowers them to sink into the lessons...


Kususa is a South African electronic dance duo consisting of Joshua Sihle Sokweba (Kunzima Theology) and Mncedi Tshicila (Samurai Yasusa). The band's name, "Kususa," is a combination of the members' stage names as well as a term that, when loosely...
Joya Mooi

Joya Mooi

South African and Dutch songbird Joya Mooi's name seems destined for a life of happiness and beauty wrapped in her mesmerizing vocals. She is gifted with unadulterated penmanship, a seductive vocal range, and a burning desire to transform the memories,...


Moël, born Mewael Hadera, is an Ethiopian-Canadian artist based in Toronto, Canada. He is one of a kind who somehow has managed to acoustically blend components of traditional Ethiopian sounds with modern R&B sounds. Moël’s soulful melodies contain essential sentiment, escapism,...


DeMajor is a house artist who dabbles in tribal and Afro-house genres. The self-taught producer, who was enthusiastic about music, engaged in music school, which improved his musical ability and surely provided him with the finesse to compose blazing sounds...


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