The AfroNubians came together in 1992. The group's founders included Sudanese emigrant Tarig Abubakar (leader, and principal composer) (1964-1998) and guitarist Adam Solomon. The AfroNubians featured Canadians and Africans amongst its band members, including Joe Szilagy (aka: Joe Slant), lead (rock/funk) guitar and Mohammed Hagelamin, bass, who were long standing members of the band.
In 1998, shortly before the band was scheduled to embark on its first U.S. tour, Abubakar took a trip to Sudan and was killed in a motor vehicle accident.
The AfroNubians performed in Toronto, and eventually conduct three tours across Canada. No further studio recordings were produced since, but in 2005 the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation released a CD, produced by Todd Fraracci, of two of the band's live concerts. Musicians included on the CD with Abubakarg, Solomon, and Szilagy were Bruno Hedman-saxophone, Jim Heineman-saxophone and flute, Pa Jo-soukous and highlife lead guitar, Altof Bwana Moto-drums, Joseph Ashong-djembe/percussion, as well as many others.
- 1994: Tour to Africa
- 1995: The Great Africans
- 1997: Hobey Laik
- 2005: Tarig Abubakar & Afronubians Live
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