IMPILO | MARK SEBATA
5TH – 8th MAY 2022 | A4 Sounds Gallery
IMPILO (LIFE) is an audio visual work produced by Mark Sebata on residency as part of our We Only Want the Earth Programme. The work comprises a 6 chapter film work and album. Working through RnB, Hip Hop, Soul Jazz, and AfroPop and drawing on Southern African and Irish influences. IMPILO explores social, cultural, economic, and political aspects of life. Through song and visuals Mark aims to tell stories that move between the personal and the universal human experience.
Mark Sebata AKA Blaq Apollo is an artist & musician living and working in County Galway working in music and video production. Mark began making music in 2006 in Zimbabwe where he received numerous awards including the Bulawayo Da grape vine Top 5 and was nominated as Best Zimbabwe hip hop newcomer in 2012 for his EP Bheka Thina Jo. In his work he uses music to tell stories about the struggles and joys of life. Mark writes in a vernacular combination of English and Ndebele and has performed extensively in Zimbabwe and Ireland including festivals such as Shoko (Zim) and Electric Picnic. He also works as a DJ and graphic designer. In 2021 he was the recipient of a Galway County Council Artist Bursary and an Artist in the Community Scheme Research & Development Award from Create.
Mark is the recipient of A4 Sounds’ We Only Want the Earth Residency Award 3, 2020-2021
5th – 8th May
Dates & Times
Thursday 5th: 2pm – 7:30pm
Friday 6th: 12pm – 7:30pm
Saturday 7th: Live Event Only
Sunday 8th: 2pm – 6pm
Saturday 7th: 3pm – 9pm
3pm – 5pm: DJ Shex
5pm – 6:30pm: Mabhena
6:30pm – 7pm: Kacc & Chavie
7pm – 7:30pm: IMPILO Live Performance by Mark Sebata
7:30pm – 9pm: Dj Bongz
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with Full Album Digital Download WAV & MP3s
Listen: Yindaba Kaban Le
Rima Hamid | Vocals & Performance
Dj Bongz | Performance
Andrew Edgar | Performance
DJ black Mc
A4 Curatorial Team
Movement of Ayslum Seekers Ireland (MASI)
Owodunnu Ola Mustapha
Lisa Crowne | Installation
Andrew Edgar | Installation
Sarah Devereux | Installation
Lucia Pola | Website Design & Build
We Only Want the Earth is kindly supported by The Arts Council of Ireland’s Art Grant Funding 2020-2022.
We Only Want the Earth is intended as a broad conversation about the goals and strategies of social change: what kind of society do we want and how should we get there? You can find out more information about our programme here.
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