Sampa The Great Debuts “Let Me Be Great” Video
Following the release of her album, As Above, So Below, Zambian poet and rapper, Sampa The Great has shared a new video for “Let Me Be Great” featuring Angélique Kidjo — out today via Loma Vista Recordings.
Set in an animated CGI world, the hyperreal clip sees Sampa backdropped by towering metallic sculptures, intertwined and rising from expansive natural landscapes. Directed by Pussy Krew, scenes of mutating chromatic tendrils fusing with blossoming vines and mountain peaks serve as a reflection of Sampa’s prismatic musical universe — a vision of Afro-futurism that pays homage to Africa, while heralding its future. Featuring Beninese musical legend Angélique Kidjo, the anthemic “Let Me Be Great” captures Sampa The Great’s journey to authenticity and self-empowerment, and simultaneously serves as an outlet for Sampa to celebrate Kidjo’s trailblazing influence in the musical output of the African diaspora today.
After the postponement of 2021’s inaugural and highly anticipated An Afro Future tour, Sampa delivered a spectacular run of rescheduled live performances across Eora/Sydney and Naarm/Melbourne, and travelled the globe to perform at Glastonbury, Primavera Sound and Lollapalooza Festivals, plus make her debut at Coachella 2022. Sampa’s forthcoming Hamer Hall shows follow her recent support of Billie Eilish on her Happier Than Ever Tour, and Sampa’s headline show at Eora/Sydney’s Phoenix Central Park.
Sampa The Great
AS ABOVE, SO BELOW
Loma Vista Recordings
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