Pre-sale of the week: Sampa The Great – As Above, So Below, out 20 January

Sampa The Great - As Above, So Below

Sampa The Great’s latest masterpiece, As Above So Below, is a celebration of family and heritage, taking inspiration from Zamrock, Zambia’s fusion genre. Relocating home to Zambia during the pandemic, Sampa sought to reconnect with a different side of herself, a side that is freer and closer in resemblance to the younger artistry she cultivated growing up in Africa.

The musical styles of As Above, So Below reflect the hybridity of Sampa’s upbringing. Raised in Botswana (a different country to her birthplace in Zambia), and then going on to attend school in different countries again, Sampa picked up varied musical influences along the way. Each style has attached itself to her own musical encyclopedia, and finds a new mode for expression throughout the record.

Note: The LP is initially available on limited-edition transparent white vinyl.

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