Sampa returns with new album
The Return is Sampa the Great's new album.
Sampa Tembo, known as Sampa the Great, is a Zambian-born Australian singer-songwriter, and rapper.
The artist has described the new album as a characterful record, with reference points ranging from classic hip-hop to ancient Southern African sounds.
Built on four years of personal and musical soul-searching, the album is a record of Sampa having to redefine her self-identity away from the comforts of family and old friends.
The release follows recent live performances at Glastonbury, Love Supreme Jazz Festival, Dark MOFO , Down The Rabbit Hole (Netherlands) and a headline show at Hip-Hop Collection (Paris).
For the artist, returning is what she's been trying to do for the past six years: to find new ways of feeling at home and rediscover an emboldened idea of herself.
"Home is described in a lot of ways and means a lot of different things to different people," she said.
"I had to redefine in my mind and in my spirit what home means."
The album is both a re-telling of that journey, and the realisation of her aim.
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