Haitian Afro-Beats Reggae Master Vox Sambou at St. Jay

Vox Sambou

ST. JOHNSBURY – Catamount Arts will present Montreal’s multilingual Haitian “Vox Sambou,” August 21, at Dog Mountain, as part of the Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series.

A founding member of Montreal-based hip-hop collective Nomadic Massive, “Vox Sambou,” originally of Limbé, Haiti, writes and performs in Creole, French, English, Spanish, and Portuguese, blending traditional Haitian rhythms and Afro-Latin elements with reggae, Afro-beat, and hip-hop.

“Vox Sambou” has performed in celebrated venues all over the globe, including the Kennedy Center, and has been awarded Best of Montreal (with “Nomadic Massive”) and the Stingray Music Star Prize. He is a founding member of Solid’Ayiti, an artist/activist initiative working toward long-term solidarity between Montreal and social justice efforts in Haiti, and is the director of the Youth House of the Côte-des-Neiges, a Montreal nonprofit serving at-risk teenagers. Vox Sambou makes no distinction between his work as a musician and his work as an activist for social equity.

Dogs are welcome at Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series concerts at Dog Mountain, where food and drink vendors are available onsite, but no outdoor alcohol is permitted. Patrons are welcome to bring food. Footpaths provide easier passage from the parking area to the concert green. Parking is also available at Fairbanks Scales on Portland Street, where patrons can board a free shuttle.