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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, East Preston, Weymouth Falls, Delaps Cove & Digby. His music and lyrics are a poignant reflection of this truth, the story of his personal evolution, and his place in community as a Black Nova Scotian. Aquakultre stands for equality, peace and unity, while standing with those without a voice in their communities. 




2017 Best New Artist / Band
2018 CBC Searchlight competition

Finished the 2018 JUNO Masterclass.
2020 Polaris Long-List Nominee
2021 Music Nova Scotia Awards Winner



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