Sampa The Great Set To Perform At The Tiny Desk For NPR’s, Along Side Rick Ross, 2 Chainz & Wizkid
International multi awarding hip-hop Sampa The Great has bagged herself another millstone to her career as she has been recruited to preform alongside top notch International music headliners. The Final Form hitmaker is set to perform Virtually on “Tiny Desk”.
Tiny Desk is an online Concert series produced and hosted by National Public Radio which is big media organization based in Washington, USA.NPR is an independent, nonprofit media organization that was founded on a mission to create a more informed public. Every day, NPR connects with millions of Americans on the air, online, and in person to explore the news, ideas, and what it means to be human. Through its network of member stations, NPR makes local stories national, national stories local, and global stories personal.
Sampa The Great will perform on the platform as USA Celebrates its Black History Month (February). The female Mcee will perform along side Wizkid, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Kirk Franklin among others.
The rise of Sampa the Great has been spectacular to watch. A young woman from Zambia and based in Sydney, she has set about making music that artfully combines her natural style and energy with thought-provoking, socially-conscious themes.
She views music as the language of the soul, transcending borders and acting as an agent for positive change.
Born in Zambia and raised in Botswana, Sampa Tembo found a love for hip-hop at an early age, carrying it with her as she travelled and studied. Her upbringing and life experience inform her lyrics, which cover political and societal imbalances in a meaningful way, tackling heavy themes with a light touch.
It’s a quality that runs through her recent debut release The Great Mixtape, produced by fellow Sydney-sider Godriguez. Sampa delicately entwines her poetry through each beat, playfully switching styles to ensure it engages you on every level.