Whether its style is labeled Afro-fusion or Afro-jazz, H’Sao is defined by the strength of its voices and vocal harmonies, its rhythms and its authenticity. Onstage, the band sets itself apart through energetic performances, punctuated by catchy choreography and warm interactions with the audience. This distinctive presence was sought by prominent festivals here and abroad, such as WOMAD (New Zealand), Brisbane Festival (Australia), Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Luminato (Toronto), Montreal International Jazz Festival, Nuits d’Afrique, Awesome Africa (Afrique du Sud). This Montréal-based quartet of brothers from Chad combines complex harmonies with primal rhythms. Their intensity and honesty has been capturing the hearts of small audiences and large crowds alike since 2001, including the Queen of England! H’sao’s unique blend of modern sound and traditional African musical influences has led them to open for such greats as Angelique Kidjo and put them on the to-see list of The Boston Globe. Put them on yours, too!