Sampa The Great to Share Stage With Doja Cat, Kanye West at Coachella Festival

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By Kinyua Mwangi

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American music festival Coachella will welcome its first Zambian performer this year in the name of Sampa The Great – though based in Australia.

Because of COVID-19, her previous placement was impacted, and she has now been offered a slot to play with global icons such as Doja Cat and Kanye West (Ye).

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Every year, the Empire Polo Club in the state of California hosts a music and arts event in the Colorado Desert that draws thousands of people.

The concert will showcase musical artists from all across the world. Coachella is one of the world's largest, well-known, and most profitable music events, with an attendance of over 100,000 people.

The third of five children born to Zambian parents, Sampa The Great (Sampa Tembo) was raised in neighboring country of Botswana. She has a Bemba mother, Theresa, and a Tumbuka father, an insurance dealer and occasional DJ. Mwanje Tembo, her sister, is also a singer.

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Sampa went to Sydney in 2013 and stayed until 2018. She graduated from SAE Institute in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in audio engineering. She moved to Melbourne in 2018 and is now based there. The singer credits her accomplishments to her upbringing in Botswana and Zambian communities.

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