By Doug Meigs
Samian–aka Samuel Tremblay–joined a group of musicians for a whirlwind tour of seven Chinese cities. The International Organization of the Francophonie sponsored La Fête de la Francophonie, a roving festival showcasing the French-speaking world’s shared linguistic culture. Samian represents Canada. He joined an electro-pop singer from Belgium (Labiur) and a hip-hop trio from France (Al K Traxx).
“Maybe I’m an ambassador for Canada, though I’d prefer to be an ambassador for First Nations; French is okay, but my pride is when I rap in Algonquin.”
Below: "Samian (right) is seen here with fellow Quebec rapper Anodojay (aka Steve Jolin). In May, Samian will be releasing his second album on Anodajay’s 7ième Ciel Records." (Photos by Doug Meigs)