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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ILP 146 Tabou Combo - Haïti / Ya Patia album art Tabou Combo Haïti / Ya Patia (Album) IBO Records ILP 146 US 1969 Sell This Version
SU-100 Tabou Combo - A La Canne A Sucre album art Tabou Combo A La Canne A Sucre (Album) La Canne A Sucre SU-100 US 1972 Sell This Version
MRS 1039, DM 68408 Tabou Combo - Respect... album art Tabou Combo De Petion-Ville* Respect... (Album) Mini Records, Mini Records MRS 1039, DM 68408 US 1973 Sell This Version
MRS 1044 Tabou Combo - 8th Sacrement album art Tabou Combo De Petion Ville* 8th Sacrement (Album) Mini Records MRS 1044 US 1974 Sell This Version
930 002 Tabou Combo - The Masters album art Tabou Combo The Masters (Album) Mini Records 930 002 France 1975 Sell This Version
MRS 1056 Tabou Combo - Indestructible... album art Tabou Combo Indestructible... (Album) Mini Records MRS 1056 US 1976 Sell This Version
RR 3377 Tabou Combo - L'An 10 album art Tabou Combo L'An 10 (Album) Rotel Records RR 3377 US 1977 Sell This Version
MRS 1070 Tabou Combo - Tabou Combo Superstars album art Tabou Combo Superstars* Tabou Combo Superstars (Album) Mini Records MRS 1070 US 1978 Sell This Version
910 031 Tabou Combo - Tabou Combo Super Stars album art Tabou Combo Tabou Combo Super Stars (Album) Tabou Combo Records And Tapes 910 031 France 1979 Sell This Version
TC-LP 7985 Tabou Combo - You, You, You (Talkin' 'Bout You) album art Tabou Combo Superstars* You, You, You (Talkin' 'Bout You) (Album) Tabou Combo Records And Tapes TC-LP 7985 Panama 1980 Sell This Version
TC-LP-7995 Tabou Combo - Tabou Combo album art Tabou Combo Tabou Combo (Album) Tabou Combo Records And Tapes TC-LP-7995 Panama 1981 Sell This Version
TCLP FS 33045 Tabou Combo - Bolero Jouc Li Jou album art Tabou Combo Bolero Jouc Li Jou (Album) Tabou Combo Records And Tapes TCLP FS 33045 Suriname 1981 Sell This Version
TCLP 8015 Tabou Combo - Ce Konsa Ce Konsa album art Tabou Combo Ce Konsa Ce Konsa (Album) Tabou Combo Records And Tapes TCLP 8015 US 1982 Sell This Version
TCLP-8025 Tabou Combo - Jo Jo Nan Carnaval album art Tabou Combo Jo Jo Nan Carnaval Tabou Combo Records And Tapes TCLP-8025 1983 Sell This Version
CR 8035 Tabou Combo - Allo Allo (Toujou, Souça) album art Tabou Combo Allo Allo (Toujou, Souça) (Album) Tabou Combo Records And Tapes, Chancy Records & Tapes CR 8035 Panama 1984 Sell This Version
823 148-1 Tabou Combo - Enregistré En Public - Vol.1 album art Tabou Combo Enregistré En Public - Vol.1(LP) Polydor 823 148-1 France 1984 Sell This Version
TCLP 8045 Tabou Combo - Tabou Combo Superstars album art Tabou Combo Superstars* Tabou Combo Superstars (Album) Tabou Combo Records And Tapes TCLP 8045 US 1986 Sell This Version
TCLP 8055 Tabou Combo - Quitem Fe Zafem album art Tabou Combo Quitem Fe Zafem (Album) Sonodisc TCLP 8055 Panama 1987 Sell This Version
TC 8057 Tabou Combo - Live Au Zenith Les Plus Grands Succès album art Tabou Combo Live Au Zenith Les Plus Grands Succès (Album) Disques Espérance TC 8057 France 1989 Sell This Version
TCLP 8056 Tabou Combo - Aux Antilles album art Tabou Combo Superstars* Aux Antilles (Album) Zafem Records TCLP 8056 US 1989 Sell This Version
K-2040-1 Tabou Combo - Gozalo (Tabou Combo En Español) album art Tabou Combo Gozalo (Tabou Combo En Español) (Album) Kubaney K-2040-1 US 1990 Sell This Version
TCLP 8058 Tabou Combo - Zap Zap album art Tabou Combo Zap Zap (Album) Disques Espérance TCLP 8058 US 1991 Sell This Version
MRSD 2568 Tabou Combo - Go Tabou Go album art Tabou Combo Go Tabou Go (Album) Mini Records MRSD 2568 US 1992 Sell This Version
none Tabou Combo - Rasanble album art Tabou Combo Rasanble (Album) La Perle Production Record's none US 1994 Sell This Version
NJ CD 116 Tabou Combo - Reference album art Tabou Combo Reference (Album) Nouvel Jenerasyon Records NJ CD 116 US 1996 Sell This Version