December 17, 2020
Well-known Franco-Ontarian musician and social media sensation Damien Robitaille joined Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, for a virtual discussion. During this 30-minute GGconversation, the Governor General and her guest talked about his experiences as a Canadian musician and answered questions from viewers. Mr. Robitaille also performed a few short selections of music live during the conversation.
Damien Robitaille recently made news when his one-man band version of Technotronic’s “Pump up the Jam” went viral on social media with over 10 million views. This is only the latest in a string of musical successes for Mr. Robitaille who, since 2006, has released 5 studio albums and normally keeps a busy touring calendar. The multi-instrumentalist has been performing his unique blend of “groovy music with funk, rocksteady, pop and soul accents, [and] a touch of 70s retro-kitsch” since he was a child growing up in Lafontaine, Ontario.