Zambian export singer Sampa The Great shares her rich new music video and single dubbed “Never Forget” featuring Chef 187, Tio Nason and Mwanje.
She wrote –
“When I relocated to Zambia during the pandemic I finally got to be Sampa The Great for the first time in my own country.
I got to work with musicians from home, visual artists from home and sponsor an all girls producers class so we could challenge the status quo of women in music @zmloop ✨
One huge discovery during all this was my introduction to Zamrock.
A genre that was birthed in the 70’s and is a combination of traditional Zambian music and psychedelic rock.
In particular, I became focused on kalindula music.
Inspired by the band @weintendtocausehavoc and their lead singer Mr Jagari Chanda. Who in the present day has become one of my musical mentors/heroes.
I decided to create a tribute to a musical phenomenon that is known globally yet not really fully celebrated and acknowledged in Zambia today.
It hit home for me as I felt similarities in my own journey, having had my career take off outside my birth country.
I finally get to show my love for Zamrock!”