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Sampa The Great has blessed fans with a stunning set for NPR’s ‘Tiny Desk (Home) Concert’ series. Filmed live from Lusaka, Zambia, the performance features exclusive live performances of the Rhymes To The East, Mwana and Freedom, concluding the set with a triumphant rendition of Final Form.
Presented as part of NPR’s month-long celebration of Black History Month, which features additional performances from artists—both established and emerging—from across the worlds of Hip Hop, Jazz, R&B and beyond including: Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Rae Khalil, Wizkid, Bartees Strange, Wynton Marsalis, Immanuel Wilkins, Melanie Charles, Meshell Ndegeocello, Giveon, KeiyaA and Kirk Franklin.
“I'm so happy I got to perform my first NPR Tiny Desk at home (literally) in Zambia. I got to share my experience with musicians I respect and we got to share who we are and where we’re from with so much excitement. We were sad to have postponed our sold out American tour last year and I've always loved watching NPR performances and seeing artists truly express themselves, the 'At Home' series was a great way to do that until we can get to the NPR offices in Washington!" The musician shared.
Sampa The Great took home three ARIA Awards this year, taking the titles of Best Female Artist, Best Hip Hop Release, and Best Independent Release for her debut album The Return. The musician has cemented her place as one of the strongest voices in hip-hop, proven by her phenomenal performance of Final Form, streamed from Africa.
Watch the performance below!