The rise of Sampa The Great has been spectacular to watch. A female poet and singer-songwriter who expresses herself through music, poetry and visual art, Sampa captures you with her thought provoking words, yet keeps you laughing and enjoying the simplicity of creativity.
Born in Zambia, at a young age Sampa Tembo and her family decided to move to Botswana, where she was raised. Sampa views music as the language of the soul, transcending borders and acting as an agent for positive change. Separating Sampa from her peers is the upbringing and life experiences that inform her lyrics.
Sampa has won over a wave of adoring fans with her live show having been chosen to support Kendrick Lamar, Thundercat, Hiatus Kaiyote, Ibeyi, Little Simz and Fat Freddy’s Drop. Along with her sold out headline shows and festival slots at Golden Plains, Sugar Mountain, Laneway, WOMAD & Vivid Live, we feel extremely privileged to have Sampa bringing her amazing live show to the Valley Stage at GMF 2019!