Bonaparte (solo set), Sami.The.Great

PopGun Presents

Bonaparte (solo set)


Bird Courage

Mar 01

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm (event ends at 11:30 pm)


Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Bonaparte (solo set)
Bonaparte (solo set)
Bonaparte is a Berlin-based indie punk band headed by Swiss songwriter Tobias Jundt. Jundt is the only permanent member, and there are up to 20 other live performers. The band is characterized by their expressive critically acclaimed live performances.
The Tagesspiegel described them as "A multi-ethnic group governed by the party king and a trash circus unleashed".
The band is also known for its celebration of hedonism. Typical are a few lines from the album Too Much: "You know Tolstoi/I know Playboy [...]/You know politics/I know party-chicks [...]/You know too much too much." The Berliner Zeitung describes the band as "analoge Bohème," whilst the GZB makes reference to them as the best band in the world on a short track entitled "I want to party with the Bonaparte".
Sami Akbari, known musically as sami.the.great, had a unique musical upbringing. As a child, her family exposed her to popular artists like Otis Redding, Bob Marley, John Denver, and… Googoosh.

For anyone who hasn’t heard of Googoosh, her level of pop-stardom is comparable to the likes of Madonna. However, Googoosh is a celebrity who iconic status and undeniable fame is not common knowledge in America. Her career reached such great and admirable heights in the Middle East, specifically, Iran.

Sami’s father was born and raised in Iran, and Sami spent many months there growing up. After a short stint living in the capital city, Tehran, during fifth grade, Sami returned to the United States. As an adolescent she was somewhere between American and Iranian cultures, causing her to feel out of place among her peers. It was around this time when she started listening to The Beatles. Sami connected to the music, and in it she felt like she finally found somewhere she belonged.

Sami had been singing and writing poetry for most of her life, but it wasn’t until college that she finally had the courage to sit down and combine the two into writing songs. Once she did, there was no turning back. Sami was driven by her overwhelming desire to play music, and she began performing around Roanoke, VA, where she attended school. Immediately after graduating, Sami moved to NYC to pursue her dream of being an artist. She planned to make music that others who felt like they didn’t belong could relate to, and she succeeded above and beyond expectations.

Today, Sami’s music is a sonic portrayal of emotion and wit, of melancholy and humor. Her songs reflect the notion that great things come in small packages. The music showcases a small-framed singer whose impassioned voice fills the spaces and lives around her.
Bird Courage
Kiwi Artist Samuel Saffery and local musician Erik Meier teamed up shortly after the first collaborative release with featured artists in the Bushwick Community. The two are continuing to organically develop and refine a unique sound and share similar influences. They are constantly driven and focused on sharing their creations with the world; their passion and emotions through song.
Venue Information:
Glasslands Gallery
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249