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Biography

Annie Sama is a singer, songwriter, producer and performer of Canadian Congolese background. Based between Montreal and New York, Annie is a multidisciplinary artist, fusing music, dance, and visual arts, on top of having a foot in the fashion industry. Her music is quite singular : a cutting-edge pop with industrial sounds, which could be defined by various electronic influences, like Grimes, Mozart's Sister, Arca, Yaeji or even Chairlift.

 

Formerly known as APigeon, she brings together all of her different skills into a new project, to create her very own musical universe, this time under Annie Sama. She is releasing her debut EP this september, giving us a sweet taste of what’s to come and of her new musical direction. Annie is accompanied by Blaise Borboën-Leonard in studio and show. Annie co-produces her EP Clear with Blaise and mixe by Gab Gagnon.

 

“I want to share who I am. Annie Sama. Emerging from an ethereal contemporary soundscape to rebirth into my raw self. Embracing my femininity, my love for fashion, and creating beats that I can dance to the way I love to dance.”

 

The past few years have been a real whirlwind for Annie. She performed at the CMJ festival, the NXNE festival, the Canadian Music Week, at Pop Montreal, at the Mode & Design festival, at the Royal Ontario Museum, at Jean-Paul Gaultier’s Love is Love vernissage at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and for Raf Simons at Dior’s System Magazine launch at the Carlyle Hotel in New York. Not to forget her riveting performance at the Okeechobee Festival in Miami, in 2017. Her talent and creativity offered her an artistic residency in the renowned Arsenal Contemporary (MTL-NYC).

 

[Annie Sama is much more than just a voice : she is a balanced mix of her distinct musical identity and her visual direction.]



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“And this definitely leans towards more the poppy end, so the sort-of Björk, Feist, Grimes, and I wanted to include something like that and I really liked it just because she’s so new and she’s using electronics very much just as instrumentation and she’s very much a vocalist.”
— Mira Calix, BBC Radio 6
“Among the great musical discoveries of the festival (Pop Montréal), many were fairly impressed by the crafted universe of electronic vocalist Annie Sama.”
— Christelle Saint-Julien, IX Daily
“Her soft poetry and incredible harmonies are sure to translate into a heartfelt, hypnotic performance.”
— Naked Underground
“The night began with the encapsulating electro-pop sound of Annie Sama, who crowd members begged to stay on stage. Powerful performance...”
— Bronte Martin, The Main Mtl
“Annie Sama Is Born, is a positively stunning debut record.”
— Noah Siegel, New Canadian Music

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Annie Sama is a singer, songwriter, producer and performer of Canadian Congolese background. Her music is quite singular : a cutting-edge pop with industrial sounds, which could be defined by various electronic influences, like Grimes, Mozart's Sister, Arca, Yaeji or even Chair Lift. Joined by Blaise Borboën Leonard on stage, Annie presents a deconstructed, laid-bare and intimate show; a combination of distinct musical composition, visual direction and dance. Her EP will be coming out in May 2018.

 

 


 
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This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada's privite radio broadcasters.