Montréal-based band from Chad, H’SAO, has been capturing the hearts of small audiences and large crowds alike since 2001. The band has always been passionate about sharing its unique blend of modern sound and traditional African musical influences. H’SAO has travelled the world, delivering electrifying performances, launching three innovative albums and, most of all, developing a musical signature that spans several genres and thus transcends the world music category.
In the beginning, voices were the band’s only instrument. Brothers, Caleb (guitar), Mossbass (bass), and Izra L (keyboard), along with their childhood friend Dono (drums) added instruments to their rich and inspired compositions. Today, the self-taught musicians continue to weave the impressive a cappella harmonies they are known for, into powerful live performances. These seasoned musicians/singers have stayed true to their roots, drawing from Gospel, Soul, R&B, Reggae, and Chadian music from their home country. The result is as skillful and heartfelt, as it is unique.
Part of the APA & Radarts’ Canada 150 Performance Series. The deCoste Performing Arts Centre appreciates the support of the Canadian Government through the Department of Canadian Heritage.