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"Aquakultre has a unique sound and an interesting story of overcoming adversity through music.”
- Allan Reid, President & CEO CARAS
"Aquakultre's presence on stage is vibrant, dynamic, and incredibly authentic."
- Allegra Swanson, Events Manager JUNO Awards
Lance Sampson, aka Aquakultre (lyricist; vocals; guitar): an uncommonly versatile singer, rapper, composer, bandleader and storyteller. He is a Polaris Prize-nominated, and Prism Prize-winning artist who came to national prominence in 2018 when he won CBC’s Searchlight competition with a recording of his song “Sure”. Lance traces roots through his childhood home in Halifax’s Uniacke Square community to his ancestors in Africville, through the United States and ultimately to Nigeria; His music and lyrics are a poignant reflection of this truth, the story of his personal evolution, and his place in community as an African-Nova Scotian. Aquakultre stands for equality, peace and unity, while standing with those without a voice in their communities.