Vox Sambou is originally from Limbé on the northern coast of Haiti but now lives in Montreal. He has been writing and performing music for over 10 years as an independent artist and as a founding member of Nomadic Massive. Vox has released two albums with his crew, Nomad’s Land and Nomadic Massive, and a critically acclaimed solo album, Lakay.
Vox has opened for groups such as the Antibalas Orchestra, Deltron 30/30, Mos Def, and Wyclef Jean. He has performed at the Montreal Jazz Fest (3 appearances), Festival d’Ete du Quebec, and at the Luminato, Manifesto and Small World festivals in Toronto. He has performed internationally in Brazil, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, France, Haiti, French Guyana and the US.
Vox has been critically involved in building solidarity between artists in Montreal and grassroots community projects in Haiti, particularly in Limbé. He is a co-founder of Solid'Ayiti, an initiative of artists and activists in Montreal created in the wake of the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti in 2010. Its mission is to build long-term solidarity between people in Montreal and Haiti around the pillars of education, self-sufficiency, independence, social justice and peace. On World AIDS Day in December 2009, Vox launched his third video, DiscriminaSida, which highlights the struggle against AIDS in Haiti.
Vox has a BA in psychology and anthropology and has been working for more than 6 years as director of La Maison de Jeunes Côte-des-Neiges in Montreal - a youth community center and non-profit focused on preventing youth delinquency.