Zambian Singer, Rapper, and Songwriter Sampa the Great Hits The Fillmore
Sampa the Great is a Zambian rapper, singer, and songwriter who has been making waves in the international music scene with her unique blend of hip hop, soul, and jazz. Born in Zambia and raised in Botswana, Sampa moved to Australia to pursue her music career and has since become one of the most exciting and innovative voices in contemporary rap music. With her sharp lyricism and powerful delivery, she has earned critical acclaim and a dedicated following around the world.
Sampa’s music is infused with a deep sense of social and political consciousness, with themes ranging from race and identity to migration and colonialism. Her debut album, “The Return,” released in 2019, was widely praised for its exploration of her personal journey as a diaspora artist, and was named one of the best albums of the year by numerous publications. Her live shows are also known for their electrifying energy and dynamic performances, with Sampa often incorporating traditional African music and dance into her sets.
Beyond her music, Sampa is also a passionate advocate for social justice and equality. She has used her platform to raise awareness about issues such as police brutality, indigenous rights, and refugee rights, and has been involved in various community projects and initiatives to support marginalized communities. With her inspiring message and captivating artistry, Sampa the Great is a true force to be reckoned with in the world of music and beyond.
Want to see Sampa the Great live in San Francisco? Check out her concert at the Fillmore on May 22.