By STEPHEN KAPAMBWE –
The Zambian-born star Sampa The Great will perform at Coachella 2022 following the festival’s two-year hiatus.
This is according the United States (US) embassy in Zambia.
Sampa will share the stage with the likes of South Africa’s Black Coffee, Rwanda’s Stromae and Benin’s AMÉMÉ who are among the African acts that are scheduled to grace the festival.
According to the US embassy, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is an annual event held in California in the US which often has as many as 250,000 attendees.
The annual rock festival is held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio in California, where it features music on multiple stages.
The festival began in October 1999 as a two-day event.
Sampa The Great, whose real name is Sampa Tembo, was born in 1993 in Zambia, though she was partly raised in Botswana.
Sampa received both piano and singing lessons and started writing poems and lyrics from the age of nine.
In the early 2010s, she studied music for visual media at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco for two years, and Los Angeles for a year.
While in San Francisco, Sampa recorded two tracks.
She moved to Sydney in 2013 and was based there until 2018.
Sampa completed a Bachelors degree in Audio Engineering at SAE Institute in 2015.
She has been based in Melbourne, Australia as of 2018.