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Vox Sambou: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

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Every January, I attend globalFEST at a New York City nightclub and see some of the most fantastic music I'll experience all year. Now, given the pandemic's challenges and the hardening of international borders, NPR Music and globalFEST moved the 2021 edition from the nightclub to your screen of choice and shared the festival with the world. We called it Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST. We presented 16 artists in intimate settings (often behind desks donning globes), all hosted by African superstar Angélique Kidjo.

There are few performers as "alive" as Vox Sambou, whose energy and soul transcends the virtual space. He starts his performance at Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST with a short moment between himself and his son, overseen by a painting of his mother, highlighting the ways we pass down traditions from generation to generation. Based in Montreal, Quebec, Vox Sambou writes and performs in Hatian-Creole, French, English, Spanish and Portuguese. His music is a joyous fusion of Haitian funk, reggae and hip-hop.

SET LIST

"African Diaspora"
"My Rhythm"
"Everyone"
MUSICIANS
Vox Sambou: vocals
Malika Tirolien: vocals
Rommel Ribeiro: guitar
Diegal Leger: bass
David Ryshpan: keys
Rémi Cormier: trumpet
Alexandre Ambroise: saxophone
Jean-Daniel Thibault-Desbiens: drums
Ronald Nazaire: percussion
Elli-Miller Maboungou: percussion
Special Guests: Soleyam Paul and dancer Warda Bredy

CREDITS
Producer: Juan Souki, Daniela Garcia, Odelia Artists
Video: Rémi Hermoso, Victorine York, Sentihles, Jérémie Mazan, Odelia Artists
Audio: Rémi Hermoso / Moonstar
Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST
TINY DESK TEAM

Producer: Bob Boilen
Video Producer: Morgan Noelle Smith
Audio Mastering: Josh Rogosin
Associate Producer: Bobby Carter
Tiny Production Team: Kara Frame, Maia Stern
Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey
Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann
GLOBALFEST TEAM

Co-Directors: Shanta Thake, Isabel Soffer, and Bill Bragin
2021 Curators: Shanta Thake, Isabel Soffer, Bill Bragin, and Viviana Benitez
Event Producer: Ian Thake
Host: Angélique Kidjo
Social Media Manager: Valerie French
Publicity: Brendan Gilmartin, Chart Room Media
Legal Services: Tamizdat
Legal Services: Duane Morris
Producer: THE OFFICE performing arts + film
Video Production: MODEMA Studios
Category
Jazz
Tags
NPR, NPR Music, National Public Radio
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