Wed 3 Feb 2021
Sampa The Great’s live set at PBS on February 8, 2019 on Stone Love was the headline and closing performance for Drive Live 2019. It was a powerful, choreographically unyielding yet loose and uninhibited set of politically-charged songs that drove our live studio audience into a frenzy.  

It was a great note on which to end a week of live music at the station. Lyndelle Wilkinson invites you to revisit it on The Afterglow as we celebrate iconic past sessions from our Drive Live catalogue.


"This performance was recorded months before Sampa’s critically-acclaimed album The Return was released. This live set is a very fortunate sneak peak back to a time when PBS were playing her music across a range of shows, but before she was a household name and before all of the awards and before all the sell out shows all over the world." Lyndelle Wilkinson


Sampa embodies a new manifestation of soul, hip hop and funk in a contemporary landscape. She is a representation of youth – a young person with a powerful voice and powerful story – who engages other young people, attracts new listenership to PBS, and entices audiences to explore music and politics in new ways.

She does all of this while putting on one hell of a show! Watch this clip of Sampa performing 'Flowers' below and tune in to The Afterglow on Wednesday February 3 to hear the session in its entirety.

Sampa The Great 'Flowers' (featuring Remi) - DRIVE LIVE 2019


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