Vox Sambou (Haiti/Montreal)

  • Fri, Jun 17, 2022 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • PS21 "Open Air " Pavilion Theater

    2980 New York 66
    Chatham, New York 12037
Ticket Price $20.00-$30.00 Buy Tickets
Description

$20 Students & Youth / $30 General & PS21 Member (no ticketing fees)

Vox Sambou, spearhead of the Montreal hip-hop collective Nomadic Massive, lifts music lovers’ spirits with an original blend of his native Haitian Compas mixed with elements of Afrobeat, jazz, reggae, and hip-hop. He has appeared across North and South America, Europe, and Africa, in concert and at festivals including the Montreal International Jazz Festival, Festival International Nuits d’Afrique, Festival du Monde Arabe, Blackitude Vozes Negras da Bahia, Brazil, among many others.

 

About the Artist

Vox immigrated to Canada from Limbé, Haiti, in 1995 and three years later made Montreal his home and musical base. Beginning with his first album, Lakay (2008), he has interwoven issues of social and racial justice in lyrics that range across Haitian-Creole, French, English, Spanish, and Portuguese. 

In his music, Vox instills pride among Haitians everywhere by highlighting their rich cultural heritage. Offstage, he marries music and social activism through SOLID’AYITI, artists and activists promoting solidarity between Canadians and the struggle for social justice, education, and environmental stewardship in Haiti and the youth community center he directs in the Montreal borough of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.

 

This engagement of Vox Sambou is funded in part through Performing Arts Global Exchange, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.
Date & Time

Fri, Jun 17, 2022 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Venue Details

PS21 "Open Air " Pavilion Theater

2980 New York 66
Chatham, New York 12037 PS21 "Open Air " Pavilion Theater
PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century

PS21 has two unique venues in one stunning building on a bucolic setting just one mile outside the Village of Chatham: a traditional stage with open air seating protected by a sweeping pavilion roof as well as an enclosed black box theater.  Equipped with state-of-the-art theatrical equipment, PS21 is able to accommodate a wide range of works by today's most brilliant artists in dance, theater and music.