Biography

Vox Sambou comes from Limbé, Haiti. He writes and performs in Haitian, French,English, Spanish and Portugues. He is a founding member of Montreal-based hip-
hop collective, Nomadic Massive. He performed across North America at theKennedy center in Washington; Grand Performances in Los Angeles; Le Printemps
de Bourges, France, Chile, Brasil, Senegal, Mali and Burkina Faso, Colombia,
Brasil, Morocco, Spain and USA.
His music is a fusion of traditional rhythms of Haiti and Afro-Latin elements on
afrobeat, reggae and hip-hop. 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
Haitian, English, French and Spanish. He holds a BA in Psychology and
Anthropology and has worked as the Executive Director for more than 10 years
The Youth House of the Côte-des-Neiges, a non-profit organization whose
mandate is to prevent delinquency among teenagers in the district of Montreal’s
Côte-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.

 

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