He energetically kept the beat for one of the most acclaimed Haitian musical groups of all-time. The influence of his band, Tabou Combo, stretched from Haiti, across Latin America and to far-reaching corners of the globe like Senegal and Japan.
Herman Dominique Nau, Tabou Combo’s drummer and co-founder, died at NYP Brooklyn Methodist Hospital on July 25. He was 73.
An array of media personalities and music stars like Wyclef Jean mourned Nau’s passing, recalling the influence of Tabou Combo as a global ambassador for Haitian konpa music. The Flatbush resident will be honored by friends and loved ones in Long Island this week.
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