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THE ROAD TO
2018

50th Anniversary Shows

Shows will be added as they're confirmed. Please check back often!

Apr 21, 2018

Crest Hollow Country Club

50th Anniversary celebration with guests stars.

Woodside
USA

May 26, 2018

Zenith

50th Anniversary with many guests artists

Paris
France

Jun 30, 2018

50th Anniversary

Miami
USA

Original Members

Band Members (1968) - with whom it all started...

Standing (left to right):
Roger "Shoubou" Eugene,
Yvon "Kapi" Andre,
Dolf Chancy,
Yves "Fanfan" Joseph,
Herman Nau,
Jean-Claude Jean

Sitting (left to right):
Paul Gonel,
Serge Guerrier,
Albert Chancy,
Max Chancy (Not a musician)

Timeline - 1968 to 2018

Some of the Band Best Moments

Click on a Date to expand and read what occured in that year!

1967

August 1967, two Teenagers, Albert Chancy and Herman Nau, and some friends founded los incognitos in Petion-ville, a suburb village of Haiti. The first concert took place in a small neighborhood church.

1968

The band changed its name to Tabou Combo. A Young vocalist, Roger M. Eugene (Shoubou), joined the band. That year the band was awarded “Band of the Year” by a local radio station.

1969

The band released their first album which became an instant success. The album was released under the label, Ibo Records, and included such hits as "Yapatia", "Gislene", "Les Freres Tabou"

1970

Guitar player and Maestro, Albert Chancy, moved to Canada. The band dissolved. The last concert was at Ibo Lele Hotel where the band said “good bye” to its fans. Later that year, several of the musicians drifted to the United States to continue their studies.

1971

The band reunited in New York under the management of Jacques Souffrant , Georges Legrand and Fresner Peralte. Guitar player, Dadou Pasquet joined the band replacing Albert Chancy. Shoubou, Yvon Cine, and Yves Joseph moved to the U.S. and rejoined the band.

1972

First album, “Live a la Carne a Sucre,” recorded in New York.

1974

Mega album “8th Sacrement” was released. First visit in Haiti. The band was received by thousands of fans at the airport.

1975

The hit “New York City” attained the number one spot at the French hit parade. "8th Sacrement" sold over a million copies. Successful European tours followed.

1978

Successful tour of Dominican Republic. Live performance on the TV show “El Show Del Cuatro”

1979

Historic first tour of Panama. The success of that tour persuaded the band to write the song “Panama Querida”.

1984

Historic concert at the Place Boyer in Haiti.

1985

The hit “Juicy Lucy” was used in the Maurice Pialat's movie “Le Police” staring Gerard Depardieu and Sophie Marceau.

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1988

The song “Kite’m Fe Zafem” spent seven consecutive weeks on top of the European chart.

1989

The critically acclaimed album “Aux Antilles” was released. Epic concert at the famous Zenith Concert Hall in Paris, France.

1990

The band keyboard player, Ernst Marcelin, was assassinated after a show in New York. He was replaced by Fabrice Rousier. Another mega album “Zap Zap” was released.

1991

The hits "Kitem Fe Zafem" and "Zap Zap" were chosen by the fame director Jonathan Wacks for his movie "Mystery Date." The band also made a brief appearance in the movie.

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1994

Successful concert in Central Park for the band’s 25th Anniversary The concert was attended by nearly 20,000 people.

1998

The band returned to the Zenith in Paris to celebrate its 30th Anniversary with two sold-out concerts.

2002

Carlos Santana recorded Tabou's hit song "Mabouya". The song, renamed "Foo Foo", appeared on the album "Sherman."

2007

First concert at the "L'Olympia" in Paris, France

2011

Death of the band’s long-time sound engineer, Jean Jerome “Segue”.

The album "Respect" was reissued by the American label - Secret Stash Records

2013

Performance at the Rio Loco Music Festival in Toulouse, France;

Reunion Concert in Haiti - with most of the band's original members

August 1967, two Teenagers, Albert Chancy and Herman Nau, and some friends founded los incognitos in Petion-ville, a suburb village of Haiti. The first concert took place in a small neighborhood church.

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A Special Thanks

We would like to acknowledge all the talented musicians (past and present) who have played with the band. Thank you for your contribution. Without you we wouldn't be where we are today!


Albert Chancy Jr., Aldoph Chancy, Paul Gonel, Fritz Coulanges, Serge Guerrier, Andre "Dadou" Pasquet, Yvon Cine, Guerry Legagneur, Pierre Andre Cine, Elysee Pyroneau, Weston Etienne, John Campagna, James Kelly, Glenn Ferris, Andrew Washington, Paul Henegan, Charlie Miller, Joe Moselo, Ernst Marcelin (RIP), Ned Gold, Gary Resil,Yves Abel, Robenson Jean-Baptiste, Dener Ceide, Gary Josama, Jonas Imbert, Jocel Almeus, Tom Mitchel, yacine boulares Fabrice Rouzier, Ralph Conde, Dener Ceide, Danny Lebeau, Roger Eugene, Yves Joseph, Yvon Andre, Herman Nau, Rudy Neau, Jean-Claude Jean, etc.