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SAMIAN

Singer - Rapper

Originally from Pikogan, a small indigenous community in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Samian conquered by proudly wearing his colors; those of an entire people, for whom he claims respect and recognition. Discovered in 2004 thanks to the Wapikoni Mobile project, he has since released 4 albums, one of which, Face à la musique (2011), won a Felix at the ADISQ gala for hip-hop album of the year. . He has performed across Canada and in more than ten countries around the world. He also published a collection of poetry bringing together the texts of his first 3 albums, in addition, several of his texts can be found today in various school textbooks in Quebec. In February 2016, he was awarded the prestigious Artist for Peace award, recognized across Canada.

A talented photographer, Samian exhibited his works at World Press Photo Montreal (2015) and presented his first photographic exhibition, "Enfant de la terre", at Place des Arts in 2016.

An actor, he has appeared in several films, including “Roche Papier Ciseaux” (2013) and “Hochelaga: Land of Souls” (2018), which represented Canada at the Oscars. His fourth album, “Le Messager” (2019), was warmly received.

In 2019, he also hosted the documentary series “En Marge du Monde” on TV5 Monde.

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