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A4 Sounds’ IMPILO exhibition explores Southern African and Irish life through A/V and music

A4 Sounds’ IMPILO exhibition explores Southern African and Irish life through A/V and music


The artist-lead non-profit workspace and gallery A4 Sounds in north-inner-city Dublin is hosting an audio visual work produced by Mark Sebata as part of their We Only Want the Earth Programme.

IMPILO (LIFE) is exhibiting this week at the space and comprises a 6-chapter film and album of music. Sebata is also known as Blaq Apollo, an artist and musician living and working in music and video production in Galway.

IMPILO (LIFE) draws on music that touches on R&B, hip-hop, soul, jazz, and afropop that is influenced by Southern African and Irish culture.

The work 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.

It culminates in a performance this Saturday May 7th and is available in the gallery from May 5th to 8th.

Dates & Times
Thursday 5th: 2pm – 7:30pm
Friday 6th: 12pm – 7:30pm
Saturday 7th: Live Event Only
Sunday 8th: 2pm – 6pm

5th – 31st May


Dates & Times
5th – 31st: 2pm – 7pm


7th May

Live Performance
Saturday 7th: 3pm – 9pm

Stage Times
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


About Mark Sebata

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

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