Sampa The Great will be premiering a short film tonight
It’s a good day for Sampa The Great fans. The Melbourne-based rapper has announced that tonight at 11pm AEST, she’ll be premiering a short film titled The Return, and after the film finishes she’ll be sitting down for a live Q&A session with fans.
Sharing the same name as her ARIA-award winning album released last year, The Return is a moment-by-moment reflection on the powerful musical and personal evolution behind the record. Created from the time where the concept began to take shape while in her home country of Zambia to the collaborative sessions while making the record in Melbourne, it’s been described as depicting a “journey to self-rediscovery” in an accompanying press statement.
Sharing the news with fans on social media, Sampa wrote in a caption, “Since we’re homebound Ive been thinking of my home a lot!”
“Last year home wasn’t a constant for me with the making of the album and everything to do with it. Luckily we managed to capture the journey and made into a short film!”
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The Return – A Short Film Directed by @sanjaypdesilva Since we’re homebound Ive been thinking of my home a lot! Last year home wasn’t a constant for me with the making of the album and everything to do with it. Luckily we managed to capture the journey and made into a short film! We’ve decided to release it and show you the process behind the album, as well as the people in it and my home. A real gem that is super special, hope it moves you as much as it did me and my fam 💜 Catch you on YouTube on the day of the premiere! Will be doing a little Q&A chat on YouTube as well. Till then, take care and be safe! Link in bio
The film will go live at THIS LINK at 11pm AEST tonight, and fans can submit questions through the chatbox throughout the film.
Words by Emma Jones
Image by Priit Siimon