IMPILO | Mark Sebata at the A4 Sounds Gallery


IMPILO | Mark Sebata at the A4 Sounds Gallery Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/05/2022 - 08/05/2022
2:00 pm - 7:30 pm

A4 Sounds





IMPILO (LIFE) at the A4 Sounds Gallery 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.

GALLERY VISIT | 5th – 8th May 2022

Booking Required

Dates & Times:

Thursday 5th: 2pm – 7:30pm

Friday 6th: 12pm – 7:30pm

Saturday 7th: Live Event Only, separate booking required below

Sunday 8th: 2pm – 6pm

To book your visit:

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 in partnership with Create and Movement of Asylum Seekers Ireland (MASI)

We Only Want the Earth is kindly supported by The Arts Council of Ireland’s Art Grant Funding 2020-22.


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