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Sampa The Great

with IDMAN

Earthy, Eclectic Hip Hop + R&B

Thursday May 18, 2023 • 21+

7pm Doors/8pm Show

Revolution Hall, Portland

Beloved and Soul'd Out Present: Sampa the Great – a Zambian poet, songwriter, and visual artist whose introspective, socially-conscious music strives to uplift, empower, and inspire positive change.

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“I’m coming back with the confidence of knowing who I am.”

Sampa's delivery flows between spicy, confident rapping, smooth soul-jazz singing, and poetic reflections. Her music is a similarly eclectic brew of abstract hip-hop beats, African influences, spiritual neo-soul, and other styles.

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Sampa The Great

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.



Toronto-born, Somali artist IDMAN’s "alt-R&B" music is equal parts authentic, contagious and real. Mentored by prolific producer Salaam Remi, IDMAN, who previously worked in social justice, transitioned into music after graduating from Toronto’s prestigious The Remix Project. Born in Canada to Somali parents, and raised between Toronto, North Carolina and Kenya before relocating to college in Portland, the rising musician has learned to thrive in nuance — and they bring these experiences into their music, which similarly blurs the lines between genres and cultures.

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Revolution Hall

1300 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214

Revolution Hall is a state-of-the-art concert venue which sits at the heart of Washington High School. Founded in 1906 as Eastside High, the school was renamed in 1909 and moved to the iconic brick landmark – where it stands today.

Topping off Revolution Hall (literally) is a Roof Deck Terrace, open weather permitting April through October, offering the best 360 degree views of Portland bar-none for show goers to enjoy before, during, or after a show.