Vermont
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
A2VT

Representing Somalia, Tanzania and Burundi and currently living in Burlington, Vermont, A2VT synthesizes their native African musical and dance roots with Western pop and Hip Hop sensibilities. Their songs, performed in up to eight unique languages, reflect their journey from Africa to America, and celebrate the musical collision of two continents and the party that ensues! We are available for shows at schools and universities, fundraisers, events and summer concert series. We also work with two dancers, when requested. Let us bring the flavor of Africa to your next event!

Additional Links: 
Debut CD from A2VT
African Dancehall song in Maay Maay, Swahili and English
A song celebrating the diversity of Winooski, Vermont by the African Hip Hop group, A2VT. From their debut album, "Africa, Vermont." Video made possible by a grant from the Vermont Community Foundation.
Song about the plight of refugees worldwide

I Have Worked With

  • January 2020

    Performance for the entire school body as part of the MLK Day celebrations. Also included brief speeches from some of the performers of their story coming to America from Africa.

    Date: 1/20/2020

    Contact:: Fdupuis@bsdvt.org

  • December 2019

    Featured performers at Intl Festival, a 2 day event of art, food and culture at Expo Center in Essex, VT. We have performed at this event every year since 2012.

    Date: 12/6/2019
    Email: ben@vpal-us.org
     

  • December 2019

    Performance for "Asante Sana," an evening of food, poetry, dance and music as part of a fundraiser for VRRP.

    Date: 12/5/2019

    Contact: lstavrand@uscrivt.org

     

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Contact Information

First Name: 
David
Job Title/Position: 
Manager
Physical Address: 
Burlington, VT 05408
Last Name: 
Cooper
Phone: 
917-501-6633

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Ethnic / World
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - Hip Hop
Music - Dance / DJ
Music - Ethnic / World
Music - R&B / Soul
Year Founded: 
2009
Populations Served: 
Adults
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Nonprofits
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Languages Available: 
Swahili
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Audio or Video Recording
Performance / Concert / Reading
Events Per Year: 
20
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Awards: 
Vermont Community Foundation - Community Grant 2011
Vermont Community Foundation - Small and Inspiring Grant 2012
Vermont Arts Council - Artist Development Grant 2013
Vermont Community Foundation grant recipient 2017 - Creation Grant
Vermont Folklife Center grant recipient 2015 - New neighbors Project

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Full PA system with 3 mic inputs and stage monitors. Minumum 8 channel sound board with stereo input for iPad or CD player. If available, two 4'x4' risers (8" high) for the dancers, if dancers are desired.
Fee Range Minimum: 
$999
Fee Range Maximum: 
$1,999
State of Residence: 
Vermont
Minimum Number of Performers: 
3
Maximum Number of Performers: 
7

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Foreign Languages
Dance
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults