Hard to believe it’s August already – but we’ve still got a few good weeks of festival and powwow season! Here’s our live music picks for this weekend. …read more »
Born in Pikogan, a small autochthonous community nestled in the city of Amos, in the Québec region of Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Samian—the Algonquin translation of the artist’s first name, Samuel—has come into his own, proudly sporting the colors of his people, an “invisible” people he calls “invincible” and for whom he claims respect and recognition. A voice of the present day telling a story from several centuries ago, the Métis rapper lays down his poetry with the soul of a warrior, at times delving into dark moods, but not without a shade of hope (“Je suis vivant, c’est pour ça que j’y crois,” meaning “I am alive, therefore I believe”). Samian conjures the past in the name of the new generations, calling upon their courage to create a bright future, a nation where people live in brotherhood.
To accompany our North Coast Podcast, we’ve compiled some YouTube videos of awesome Indigenous artist from the North Coast on our RPM Youtube Channel. …read more »
Algonquin French rap and Innu Montagnais singing reggae…IN CUBA?! …read more »