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Tabou Combo

Formed in the Port-Au-Prince suburb of Petion-Ville by the Chancy brothers, Albert on bass and Adolphe on guitar, this young band won the Radio Haiti mini-jazz competition in 1968. They relocated to Brooklyn in 1971, and their song "New York City," which spoke of the difficulty of life in exile, reached #1 on the Paris pop charts in August 1975. They competed with Ska-Shah for top band honors in the 70s and 80s and fought "musical duels" similar to the Weber Sicot/Jean-Baptiste Nemours battles of the 50s and 60s.

An irresistible live band, Tabou Combo takes Haitian compas to the widest of audiences. From their regular appearances in the '80s at the famous Zenith Theatre in Paris, to an audience of 20,000 in New York's Central Park, to the Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, in football stadiums throughout the Caribbean, and on the turntables of the top DJs, this band makes people dance. Influenced by funk and soul in their adopted home, Tabou took on the likeness of the Commodores on the covers of their late-'70s releases. They even made a demo tape with hopes of a Motown contract. Their desire to reach the Black US market remains unsatisfied, but they should be proud that popular musicians such as Kassav' from the Antilles/Paris and Wilfrido Vargas from the Dominican Republic have absorbed their music. ~ Richard Lieberson
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Tabou Combo was adopted by Panama. Can't have a Panamanian party without Haitian music. Love Compa 4 Life.
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Tabou combo is the top best and superstar band from haiti
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Thank very much Pandora
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Thank you Pandora for your inclusions of Haitian music and chapeau bas for the person (Wilner) who initiated the request to Pandora.
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Bon konoa ti mal
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Thxx pandora
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Number one
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I like Pandora is the best
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Thank u pandora to reconnect to my old memories
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Thank you Pandora for the varieties of Haitian musics
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mariaalexis1 1
I love Pandora and listen to different styles of music. I thank and applaude you for adding Haitian music to your station.
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Ok Pandora is great but they NEED to add more Haitina Bands/ Groups.What happend to KOMPA, Sweet Miky, you know the Good suff!!!!
need an update pandora
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I am at work listening to Tabou and moving my right shoulder up and down like Shoubou and my coworkers can't stop doing it with me ... LOL
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debby.osias
Listening to great mizik as I sit at my desk at work. Can't keep my chair & feet still. I hope my co-workers don't think I have to use the bathroom lol... Merci Pandora.
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Brings back childhood memories in Brooklyn ... Gotta Love the 80s
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Who can say they love The Giant Tabou Manou, Laura, light's coming your way you name them. Thanks Pandora for allowing us to listen to these great Musics
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What a throwback. I remember Brooklyn the late 70's early 80's...big up nostrand ave, newkirk, rogers ave and foster and all the old school haitians who knew how to celebrate first communiions, baptisms and weddings.
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@Awilner592. . . . t h a n k you for your efforts in gettingPAndo r a to give us music that we can relate to
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OH THANK YOU PANDORA FOR MY HOMELAND MUSIC☀️☀️☀️☀ T H O S E WERE THE DAYS��☀️☀️��
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Living in cali bumping this loud with the windows down. En na le
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marlinepf
Thank you pandora
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trybabyjam
Thank you pandora for having Haitian music on here ..... Ti ayiti cheri'm nan
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Mâché tonnerrrrrr
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Anmweyyy men bon compas Ritmo ritmo anmweyyy men bon compas
..I miss my birthplace, port au prince, kfou I miss you bayby
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thank you pandora, I believe your service is superior in comparison to itunes radio.
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KEEPONPLAYIN G H A I T I A N M U S I O
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qnsvllgpaula
Pandora I applaud you for your successful accomplishme n t in putting Haitian music on the air...Thank you so much...,we R proud of u.
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znay
Musik P'am!!!!
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Pandora keep up the good.
Thank by adding Haitian music
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Tabou combo is my favorite band. Im from Panama and even though most of us dont speak the language we love this group. Their is no panamanian party you will attend without us playing tabou combo. Weve manage to do our own translation and just enjoyed the music. I even had the pleasure of seing this band live in LA...
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awilner592
I'm the first person to send pandora a letter asking to add haitian music. To my surprise, they wrote me back and said they will do their best to add haitian music. Thanks, pandora.
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they still got it fav album Super Stars
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Been a fan of Tabou since I was in the womb. My parents use see them live every weekend; back in the early 80's, in Brooklyn. Glad to see their music being kept alive on Pandora!
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lincia2010
Love this band
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Nostalgy.j remember how this band used to make feel alive.Love you forever
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Great! More..
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Thank so much to Pandora I can't believe I'm listening hatian music love it.
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I love, love, love this band
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When i was a teenager i couldnt wait for their album to come out. I was a DJ at my cousin radio station at age 15, thats my fav band of all time. I've been to so many concert of theirs, very live and enjoyable. Love you Tabou Combo.
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When I was about 16 years old, my parents took me to Tabou Combo in L.A, now I'm 46. I been loving them since I was a baby. Few months ago, Tabou Combo came to Los Angeles at hollywood park casino & they even better than before. I love Tabou Combo for life.
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paulalphonse 7
As a Haitien-Amer i c a n , I grew up listening to this in the house because of my parents. I Love Haitien music to the utmost....Vi v e Ayiti!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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rocky287
Love love love Haitian music, I'm on cloud nine right now!!!! Ayiti se sa net!!!!
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Tabou is a good band but I love system band more.
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J'aime bien !!
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J'aime bien !!!
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fefe4life
I can still remember how this video played out. Love this song...
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rosanadje22
Tabou combo, my dad's favorite band! Muzik lakay!
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Thank you Pandora for the Haitian groups. Put more of them and i'll have and upgraded membership so i can listen with no interruption . Thanks again!
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Thanks, Pandora for putting my native music compas on here!! Vive compas pour toujours!!!
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need a little more Haitian music and we need more variety of artist like Alan Cave, ZIN and so on
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