April 6: Queens Library | Free World Music Concerts with Tabou Combo

tc april The infectious rhythm of Haiti’s national dance music, Konpa (con-pah), has propelled the country’s preeminent dance band around the world. With worldwide fans and followers from London to Paris, Holland, Switzerland, Japan, South America, throughout the Caribbean and in North America, Tabou Combo’s relentless and high-energy style of Compas dance beat knows no language barrier. Singing in English, Spanish, French or their native Creole, Tabou serves a hot mix of grooves and textures with roots from around the world. You will hear 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, the hypnotic drums of Haitian voodoo rituals. Employing the repetition and breaks of Afro-American gospel music, Tabou Combo entices the listener to become listener and dancer. There is no doubt, the music is made for dancing, but Tabou also features lyrics that focus on social issues of the day. Limited seating available. Seating is on first come, first serve basis. tc april time

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