New song brings hope

2019-04-30 06:01
Vicky Sampson

Vicky Sampson

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Crawford award winning artist, Vicky Sampson launched her debut single titled One Land One Cry at the Roxy Revue Bar in Grand West over the weekend.

She was giving a special performance at the Mzansi Many Roots, One Tree production that took place on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 April.

The song comes at a time when there is an outcry about the issue of land, with some citizens wanting the government to release portions of land for housing and upliftment of the previously disadvantaged communities.

Sampson says in the current state of the country, where many people are crying out for what is their human right, and continue fighting battles of inequality, she remembered the impact of her song, My African Dream, which she performed more than 20 years ago.

She says the song spoke to so many people and brought hope in the midst of the situation the country faced back at the time.

In 1996 during the African Cup of Nations Football Tournament the country was still adjusting to the transformation from the apartheid regime to the newly gained democracy in South Africa.

Sampson says, almost the same as her previous hit, One Land One Cry highlights the need to know where the country is going, judging by the situation.

She says the nation needs to know the truth about issues affecting them and many platforms including social media have been used to spread the message, but to no avail.

“I use my voice to talk about the issues faced by our people. We all have to do our bit and music is a powerful instrument to send a message without discriminating.”

Sampson says despite the circumstances she grew up in and the current state of Hanover Park, her place of birth, she remains a proudly South African who continues to strive to make a difference in society.

“Gang violence in Hanover Park was not as bad as it is now, and the community has produced prominent people whom are an example that though it is challenging to overcome social issues, it is possible.”

Sampson is now a world recognised artist, but has not forgotten about her roots.

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