BAM’s R&B Festival: Tabou Combo

Thursday July 1 12:00 PM

MetroTech Center
Jay St & Myrtle Ave
Brooklyn, NY

Masters of Haiti’s addictive national dance music, compas—a mix of brass-fortified Dominican merengue, quadrilles from colonial France, and lyrics in Creole, Spanish, English, and French—Tabou Combo is a national treasure, revered for their infectious, carefree musical cocktails. Together since 1968, the 12-piece band commands dancing with a bright, brisk sound, pairing compas with Carnival music, voodoo drumming, and a healthy dose of island pride.