Show tour: Sara Dufour “tripped” in China

Sara Dufour returned delighted, to put it mildly, from her six-concert tour in China.

“I was so excited,” said the sparkling artist from Lac-Saint-Jean when The newspaper asked him his first impressions of this first stay on Chinese soil.

Even though she was knocked out by jet lag (she returned Monday evening), Sara Dufour discussed at length an adventure that exceeded all her expectations.

“After our last show [à Zhongshan]the owner of the place wrote to us again the next day to thank us for giving one of the best performances since he owned his bar, 25 years ago,” she shares, still very excited.

In concert in Guangzhou, May 4.

Photo taken from FACEBOOK, SARA DUFOUR

Chinese admirers

Between 1er and on May 11, Sara Dufour and her musicians gave concerts in five cities, including Hong Kong and Shenzhen, in front of audiences including Chinese and expatriates.

The Quebecer was surprised to find that she already had admirers in China.

“I remember a girl called Alice, a Chinese girl, who came to see me. She told me she followed me on Spotify and couldn’t believe I was coming to her town. Honestly, I had a hard time believing it.”

“At the end of the shows,” she continues, “I went to meet people and there were several who came to take photos with me and ask for autographs. It flattered me because you always hope it happens.”


With new Chinese admirers, after a show.

Photo taken from FACEBOOK, SARA DUFOUR

The song that got the best reactions? Ciao Bye. “Unanimously. When I do the “oh, oh, oh” in the two gaps of the song, everyone feels challenged. Everyone came on board with us.”

Ready to go back

Obviously, Sara Dufour will respond if she is ever offered to play in China again. She’s so excited that it might influence her next writing window.

“Whether it will inspire me in my creation? I hope so. Even if it’s just a song.”

Until then, she has her work cut out for her in Quebec. Around forty concerts await her this summer and she will participate in the Canada Day show on 1er July, in Ottawa.

Public works

Next week, we will see her everywhere in the media since she is the spokesperson for National Public Works Week, a mandate that she was given three years ago and which allowed her to discover professions that are not valued enough, she believes.

“I did rototillering, steamrolling, soccer lines, pruning in a basket, snow removal,” confides the singer.

“Sometimes,” she continues, “we take for granted that the parks are clean, that the facilities are in place. Seeing this makes you realize the importance of public works.”

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