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Tabou Combo (The Kennedy Center)

Tabou Combo

"Rhythm is the essence of Tabou Combo," says Tabou Combo's co-founder Herman Nau. The infectious rhythm of Haiti's national dance music, Konpa (con-pah), has propelled the country's preeminent dance band around the world. By the time Tabou Combo's 12 members left Haiti and relocated to New York City in 1971, they had already established themselves as Haiti's number one group and Ambassadors of Konpa. Tabou Combo now has worldwide fans and followers from Europe, Asia, South America, throughout the Caribbean, and in North America. It is easy to understand why Tabou Combo's relentless and high-energy style of Konpa knows no language barrier.

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Haiti Benefit Concert 1/22/10: Haiti Benefit Concert

Tabou Combo showcases the infectious rhythm of Haiti’s dance music konpa, members of the National Symphony Orchestra perform Serenade for 13 Winds by Richard Strauss, and Haitian singers Felina Backer and John Pierremont and Voices United for Haiti perform. Presented in partnership with the Embassy of Haiti.

Haiti Benefit Concert

Tabou Combo showcases the infectious rhythm of Haiti’s dance music konpa, members of the National Symphony Orchestra perform Serenade for 13 Winds by Richard Strauss, and Haitian singers Felina Backer and John Pierremont and Voices United for Haiti perform. Presented in partnership with the Embassy of Haiti.

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