Yvon grew up in a small town in Madagacar by the sea in a very large family. His life was always full of music and percussion. Later, he became a tour guide and hotel clerk but music never left his soul. 20o2 he moved to the United States, later becoming a US citizen and made York Pa his home. He later met David and they began playing together and met York Native dodd gross and began hosting open mics together for 3 years developing many friends and fans. They began a band called Mora Mora, that was the building block for the B-Tropical. In 2009, Yvon Officially formed the band with David, Mamoudou and their friend, Cheick on guitar and eventually recorded the CD, "be back Home, mostly written by Yvon himself with composing and arrangement help from David. Yvon is a charasmatic personality and performer, his passion is clearly music and entertaining. He is an accomplished Malagasy Tribal Dancer as well as lead singer for B-Tropical with energy and stage presence you must see to believe!
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TRADITIONAL MALAGASY DANCE AT BRONX ZOO
ONE OF TRADITIONAL INSTRUMENT FROM MADAGASCAR
JAM ON HANNA FESTIVAL JUNE 18th,2011
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After trying several times, a MADAGASCAR born, Yvon N Tatafasa finally got his project on the road,"B-TROPICAL".
Yvon spent most of his childhood on the East coast of Madagascar,Farafangana and Vangaindrano . He moved to the south, Fort-Dauphin,at age 21 to find himself.He took English class at American School which lead him to get a job as receptionist of Big Hotel in town and later became a tour guide to"Natural Reserve Kaleta and then Berenty"where you see the lemurs in their home . As a tour guide , he learn how to communicate with the world, he played music for tourists, "kabosy","mandoliny", "djembe" and sing traditional songs. Before he move to USA , he had a bar that has live music every weekend. He hired a traditional band "Hazolahy"as a house band . The band did very well , they got opportunity to tour Asia, and now they tour all over the world. The beginning of the year 2002 , Yvon moved to USA,York Pennsylvania .He met David Rajaonary at Malagasy party in Washington.DC , since then they are very good friends . They have been working together . In 2009 Yvon got the band together,David Rajaonary of Madagascar ,Mamoudou Konate of Burkina Faso and Monvelyno Alexis of Haiti join Yvon Tatafasa as "B-TROPICAL".
FUND-RAISING FOR HAITI'S CHILDREN
B-TROPICAL AT WOODEY'S RUM BAR FELLS POINT,MD
B-TROPICAL, 2010 NEW YEAR'S EVE AT THE SQUARE DOWNTOWN YORK,PA
B-TROPICAL AT STAGE ON HERR HARRISBURG,PA
SUMMER IN PARADISE FESTIVAL JULY 29th,2011