Sagamore Club Presents: Oompa w/DJ Skooch
Thu, Sep 19 @ 8:30 pm
Doors at 7:30pm | Show at 8:30pm | 21+
$7 Advanced | $10 Day of Show
Oompa is a nationally-acclaimed, Boston-born, poet, rapper, and educator, who is forever representing the queer, black, orphaned, hood kids, and them. She is the winner of the 2018 Unsigned Artist of the Year award from Boston Music Awards after an unprecedented 6 nominations, the 2017 Women of the World Poetry Slam, is a finalist at the 2016 National Poetry Slam. She has been featured on NBC 10, in Huffington Post, Allston Pudding, Mass Apparel, and Killer BoomBox, Boston Globe, Dig Boston among others. Oompa’s debut album, Nov. 3, was named one of Dig Boston’s Top 30 Local Albums of 2016, one of Allston Pudding’s Favorite albums of 2016, and she just released her second full-length album, CLEO, in August 2019.
About DJ Skooch
DJ Skooch is one of the best beat-mix, remix, and mash-up DJs on the Seacoast. She has been the opening DJ for the Ladies of LCD Soundsystem National Tour, Thievery Corporation’s Treasures from the Temple Tour, & INBOUND Rocks Presents Amy Schumer (2017) and Two Dope Queens (2018). Coined “The Community’s DJ,” Skooch has also provided the soundtrack for community-focused engagements including TEDx Portsmouth, Portsmouth PRIDE, Beats with Benefits, Maine Yogafest, & Pecha Kucha Night.
About Sagamore Club Presents
True story: from 1957 to 1975, the second floor of what is now The Press Room was The Sagamore Club, a speakeasy gay social club where members of the LGBTQ community would take a semi-hidden back stairwell (behind an infamous rough-and-tumble biker bar) up to a secret hub of bustling nightlife where they could all were welcome and could drink, dance, and socialize openly without fear for their safety.
The Sagamore Club Presents series honors this legacy and celebrates inclusivity. It’s an opportunity to lift up voices from the community that have too long gone unheard. Our goal is not to focus on just one scene here, but to be a beacon of diversity and invite all to celebrate the talent, art, and spirit of the underground.