Tabou Combo

Tabou Combo

Profile:
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 Tracks

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Tabou Combo Haïti / Ya Patia (Album) IBO Records France 1969 Sell This Version
Tabou Combo A La Canne A Sucre (Album) La Canne A Sucre US 1972 Sell This Version
Tabou Combo De Petion-Ville* Respect... (Album) Mini Records US 1973 Sell This Version
Tabou Combo De Petion Ville* 8th Sacrement (Album) Mini Records Turkey 1974 Sell This Version
Tabou Combo The Masters (Album) Mini Records France 1975 Sell This Version
Tabou Combo Indestructible... (Album) Mini Records US 1976 Sell This Version
Tabou Combo L'An 10 (Album) Rotel Records US 1977 Sell This Version
Tabou Combo Superstars* Tabou Combo Superstars (Album) Mini Records US 1978 Sell This Version
Tabou Combo Tabou Combo Super Stars (Album) Tabou Combo Records And Tapes France 1979 Sell This Version
Tabou Combo Superstars* You, You, You (Talkin' 'Bout You) (Album) Tabou Combo Records And Tapes US 1980 Sell This Version
Tabou Combo Bolero Jouc Li Jou (Album) Tabou Combo Records And Tapes Suriname 1981 Sell This Version
Tabou Combo Superstars* Tabou Combo (Album) Tabou Combo Records And Tapes US 1981 Sell This Version
Tabou Combo Ce Konsa Ce Konsa (Album) Tabou Combo Records And Tapes US 1982 Sell This Version
TCLP-8025 Tabou Combo Jo Jo Nan Carnaval(LP) Tabou Combo Records And Tapes TCLP-8025 US 1983 Sell This Version
Tabou Combo Allo Allo (Toujou, Souça) (Album) Tabou Combo Records And Tapes, Chancy Records & Tapes 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
Tabou Combo Quitem Fe Zafem (Album) Sonodisc France 1987 Sell This Version
Tabou Combo Superstars* Aux Antilles (Album) Disques Espérance France 1989 Sell This Version
Tabou Combo Live Au Zenith Les Plus Grands Succès (Album) Disques Espérance France 1989 Sell This Version
TCLP 8056 Tabou Combo Superstars* Aux Antilles(LP, Album) Zafem Records TCLP 8056 US 1989 Sell This Version
Tabou Combo Gozalo - Tabou Combo En Español (Album) Kubaney US 1990 Sell This Version
Tabou Combo Zap Zap (Album) Disques Espérance US 1991 Sell This Version
Tabou Combo Go Tabou Go (Album) Mini Records US 1992 Sell This Version
none Tabou Combo Rasanble(Cass, Album) La Perle Production Record's none US 1994 Sell This Version