Tabou Combo

Tabou Combo

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Tabou Combo is Haiti’s most famous group. Together for over 30 years, they have toured worldwide and are celebrated as the ‘ambassadors of Kompa’ – the popular Haitian dance rhythm sung in French, English, Spanish and Creole. Their story started in 1967 in a small church in Haiti where two musicians, Albert Chancy Jr and Herman Nau, played their first show. Very soon they formed a band and went on the road, playing live all over the island and winning the Radio Haiti award for ‘Best Musical Group of the Year (1969). The following year the group moved to Brooklyn, playing their first New York show in December 1970 – the beginning of a long international career. Tabou Combo’s music is aimed squarely at the dancefloor – mixing Haitian Meringue, Rara (vodoun percussion) with Kompa and elements of Brazilian music, soukous and funk. Their phenomenal popularity has given them an important standing in Haitian society and they use their lyrics to defend the poor, denouncing the oppression of black people in their songs. They are also committed to countering the negative image of their country, and have founded the association “Manger, lire et espérer” (Eat, Read and Hope) to help combat the main problems in Haiti – hunger and illiteracy – and to hope for better days.
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Tabou Combo Discography

Albums

ILP 146 Tabou Combo Haïti / Ya Patia(LP, Album) IBO Records ILP 146 France 1969 Sell This Version
SU-100 Tabou Combo A La Canne A Sucre (Album) La Canne A Sucre SU-100 US 1972 Sell This Version
MRS 1039 Tabou Combo De Petion-Ville* Respect... (Album) Mini Records MRS 1039 US 1973 Sell This Version
MRS 1044 Tabou Combo De Pieton Ville* 8th Sacrement (Album) Mini Records MRS 1044 US 1974 Sell This Version
930 002 Tabou Combo The Masters (Album) Mini Records 930 002 France 1975 Sell This Version
MRS 1056 Tabou Combo Indestructible...(LP) Mini Records MRS 1056 US 1976 Sell This Version
RR 3377 Tabou Combo L'An 10 (Album) Rotel Records RR 3377 US 1977 Sell This Version
MRS 1070 Tabou Combo Superstars* Tabou Combo Superstars(LP, Album) Mini Records MRS 1070 US 1978 Sell This Version
910 031 Tabou Combo Tabou Combo Super Stars (Album) Tabou Combo Records And Tapes 910 031 France 1979 Sell This Version
LP 7985 Tabou Combo Superstars* You, You, You (Talkin' 'Bout You) (Album) Tabou Combo Records And Tapes LP 7985 US 1980 Sell This Version
TCLP FS 33045 Tabou Combo Bolero Jouc Li Jou (Album) Tabou Combo Records And Tapes TCLP FS 33045 Suriname 1981 Sell This Version
TCLP-7995 Tabou Combo Superstars* Tabou Combo (Album) Tabou Combo Records And Tapes TCLP-7995 US 1981 Sell This Version
TCLP 8015 Tabou Combo Ce Konsa Ce Konsa(LP, 12") Tabou Combo Records And Tapes TCLP 8015 US 1982 Sell This Version
TCLP-8025 Tabou Combo Jo Jo Nan Carnaval(LP, 12") Tabou Combo Records And Tapes TCLP-8025 US 1983 Sell This Version
CR-LP 8035, CRLP 8035 Tabou Combo Allo Allo (Toujou, Souça) (Album) Tabou Combo Records And Tapes, Chancy Records & Tapes CR-LP 8035, CRLP 8035 US 1984 Sell This Version
823 148-1 Tabou Combo Enregistré En Public - Vol.1(LP) Polydor 823 148-1 France 1984 Sell This Version
TCLP 8045 Tabou Combo Superstars* Incident(LP) Tabou Combo Records And Tapes TCLP 8045 US 1986 Sell This Version
TCLP 8055 Tabou Combo Quitem Fe Zafem (Album) Sonodisc TCLP 8055 France 1987 Sell This Version
TC 8057 Tabou Combo Live Au Zenith Les Plus Grands Suuccès(2xLP, Gat) Disques Espérance TC 8057 France 1989 Sell This Version
TCLP 8056 Tabou Combo Superstars* Aux Antilles(LP) Disques Espérance TCLP 8056 France 1989 Sell This Version
K-2040-1 Tabou Combo Gozalo - Tabou Combo En Español (Album) Kubaney K-2040-1 US 1990 Sell This Version
TCLP 8058 Tabou Combo Zap Zap (Album) Disques Espérance TCLP 8058 France 1991 Sell This Version
CD 8058 Tabou Combo Zap Zap(CD, Album) Sonodisc CD 8058 France 1991 Sell This Version
082073 WM 33I Tabou Combo Unity(CD, Album) WMD 082073 WM 33I France 1994 Sell This Version
CDS 7361 Tabou Combo 30 Ans Jusqu'au Zenith(CD, Album, Liv) Sonodisc CDS 7361 France 1998 Sell This Version