I am happy to shout out my boy, Vox Sambou, as he launches his new music video, Discriminasida.
If you happen to know Vox personally, you would know that he is one of the most kind, positive, and wonderful people. You would also know that this man is constantly working for the goodness of others, whether it be helping out youth at the Maison Des Jeunes in Cote Des Neiges or whether it be the way he spreads his socially conscious messages through his music.
I am so pleased to be able to work with him at the Maison Des Jeunes CDN where he is the director AND I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to work creatively with him as a featured vocalist on a couple songs (Alegria & Diabetik) that will appear on his up coming LP 2010.
Haitian-born rapper Vox Sambou tackles the issue of the AIDS epidemic in his new video. He uses his music to highlight the universal plight that is discrimination against people living with AIDS. He believes world leaders should be asked to be accountable for the discriminatory discrepancy between the commitments that have been made to halt the spread of AIDS, and actions taken to follow them through. According to Sambou “the discrimination is many-fold. There is a lack of knowledge about prevention; lack of basic resources especially in the northern part of Haiti, where I’m from; lack of inclusion of the sick in the society”. The perverse effect of this discrimination is that around 220 000 Haïtian children are orphaned because their caretakers are sick, cannot get treated and are ashamed or ostracised from contributing to society.
The song is featured on his upcoming second LP, scheduled for release in 2010.The video was directed by Dominican filmmaker Ariel Mota and was shot on the island of Kyskeya, today Santo Domingo.