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Tabou Combo

Formed within the Port-Au-Prince suburb of Petion-Ville from the Chancy brothers, Albert on bass and Adolphe on guitar, this youthful band won the air Haiti mini-jazz competition in 1968. They relocated to Brooklyn in 1971, and their track “NEW YORK,” which spoke of the issue of existence in exile, reached #1 within the Paris pop graphs in August 1975. They competed with Ska-Shah for top level band honors within the 70s and 80s and fought “musical duels” like the Weber Sicot/Jean-Baptiste Nemours fights from the 50s and 60s. An amazing live music group, Tabou Combo will take Haitian compas towards the widest of viewers. Off their regular performances within the ’80s on the well-known Zenith Theater in Paris, for an market of 20,000 in New York’s Central Recreation area, towards the Jazz and Traditions Celebration in New Orleans, in soccer stadiums through the entire Caribbean, and on the turntables of the very best DJs, this music group makes people dance. Inspired by funk and spirit in their followed home, Tabou had taken over the likeness from the Commodores within the covers of the late-’70s produces. They even produced a demonstration tape with expectations of the Motown agreement. Their desire to attain the Dark US market continues to be unsatisfied, however they should be happy that popular music artists such as for example Kassav’ through the Antilles/Paris and Wilfrido Vargas through the Dominican Republic possess soaked up their music.

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