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Tabou Combo

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Tabou Combo got started in 1968 in Petion-Ville, Haiti.

Singing in English, Spanish, French or their native Creole, Tabou serves a hot mix of grooves and textures with roots from around the world. He provides a strong dose of the Dominican Republic’s national dance music, meringue. In addition, there is Haiti’s dance-till-you-drop carnival music, rara, and the hypnotic drums of Haitian voodoo rituals. Add to that quadrilles and contra-dances from Haiti’s French colonizers and funk from the American soul era to James Brown for good measure. The mixture of all these influences makes for a serious bass line that brings new meaning to the word bottom; layer upon layer of accents courtesy of drums, percussion and congas; the constant intertwining of two guitars with the feel of West African Soukous topped with bright piano riff and the brassy sound of a 3-man horn section.

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  • aliixco

    WIthout a Doubt The Masters of this genre of music, In fact I got news today that they will be in DC to perform during the President Elect Obama 's innauguration Ball. Kudos Tabou!

    15 Jan 2009 Reply
  • victorg

    we should listen more to the tabou combo

    29 Jul 2008 Reply

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