Sampa the Great at Gorilla

Sampa the Great
12th October 2022

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With the imminent release of anticipated second album ‘As Above, So Below’ Gorilla are delighted to welcome poet and singer-songwriter Sampa the Great to Manchester.

After relocating home to Zambia during the pandemic, Sampa reconnected with a different side of herself, one closer to the younger artistry that was nourished growing up in Africa. From collaborations with South Africa-based creatives Rochelle Nembhardand Imraan Christian, to time spent recording with a long-established network of close friends and family, Sampa unlocks an age of authenticity, and debuts a 360 Sampa to the world. 

As Above, So Below unveils the many sides of Sampa, throughout a sophomore record that fuses the serious to the sensual. As Above translates as Sampa outside’s self, while So Below is the Sampa within, together uniting to reveal the highest version of herself, without a mask, or role to play. 

Anchoring the record, is Eve: Sampa’s blueprint ofher ideal self who manifests within As Above, So Below’s lyrics, and visually appears throughout the album’s forthcoming videos.

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