Vox Sambou is originally from Limbé, on the northern coast of the island of Haiti. Founding member of the group Nomadic Massive, with whom he has toured all Canada and performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, Los Angeles Grand Performances, Montreal Jazz Fest, WOMAD Chile, the Printemps de Bourges in France, Haiti. His music is a fusion of traditional rhythms of Haiti and Afro-Latin elements on afrobeat, reggae and hiphop. As a songwriter, he recorded Lakay in 2008, Dyasporafriken in April 2013 and The Brasil Session in 2016, accompanied by musicians from different backgrounds. Vox Sambou is a committed musician who is not afraid to denounce injustice, social imbalances and inequities. He sings in Creole, English, French and Spanish.
He holds a BA in Psychology and Anthropology and has been directing for more than 10 years now, The Youth House of the C魌e-des-Neiges, a non-profit organization whose mandate is to prevent delinquency among teenagers in the district of Montreal’s C魌e-des Neiges. Vox Sambou is crucially involved in the achievement of educational and community projects based in Limbé, Haiti. He is a founding member of Solid’Ayiti, an artists and activists initiative working for a long-term solidarity between Montreal and movements fighting for social justice in Haiti, according to the principles of self-sufficiency, education, decentralization and reforestation.
At the fourth edition of the Mundial Montreal conference (a conference dedicated to world music) which was held in November 2014, Vox Sambou was awarded the Stingray Music Star prize, which presented him with the following introduction “This year’s winner is the wonderful Vox Sambou who, with his traditional Haitian music style fused with reggae, Afrobeat and hip hop, litterally lit the Café Campus on fire.”
He has been writing and performing for over 10 years. Founding member of the international crew Nomadic Massive Montreal Hip Hop band, voted Best of Montreal since 2009 in the Montreal Mirror Performing and recording since 2005.
April 29-May 1, 2017 The Rose Bud, 798 Arts Zone