Ah, hello. I’m Sam Priviose, a sort of musical wanderer from the hauntingly beautiful Cayes-Jacmel in Haiti. I cut my teeth at the Artist Institute and then took my dreams—and my degrees—to the Rapino Foundation. That’s where my dear friend John Eustache Jeudy and I conjured up ‘Beat Labs.’ We’d wander into Haiti’s most secluded
schools, backpacks weighed down with just a laptop and speaker, and for a brief moment, fill those rooms with something like magic.
Then came R3VOLVE, a collective where I found not just my voice, but my soul’s calling. Imagine it as my personal “Walden Pond”—a secluded retreat where every note became an echo of something greater. That led me to Gaya, where I stand, mic in hand, laying bare my vulnerabilities as the charismatic frontman.
In September, I offered the world a piece of my soul through my first solo creation, “Ma Nana.” There’s more to come, a tapestry of sound woven with threads from artists like Flav Gabel and PJay MSB. My debut album? It’s looking like it could be my own, humble “Mona Lisa,” a quiet smile hiding a world of emotion.
But, you know, what truly feeds my spirit isn’t applause or acclaim. It’s empathy, the shared silences and whispered dreams of a community I serve. I volunteer, I mentor, because there’s a soft, insistent voice within me that yearns to lift others up. Success? In a land as complex and achingly beautiful as Haiti, it’s not counted in concert halls filled but in hearts touched. My role in R3VOLVE, in the uplifting of fellow artists, it’s
more than a job to me—it’s akin to a sacred trust.