Grammy Nominated international recording artists Les Nubians have intrigued audiences for over a decade with their inventive and glamorous Afropean style. This distinctive sound embodies the timeless vibrations of Miriam Makeba, Ella Fitzgerald, Doudou N’diaye Rose, Fela Kuti, Edith Piaf, The Fugees, and Soul II Soul.
Recognized for their colorful auras, Les Nubians’ vogue is a fusion of Funkin’ Fashion and Modern Amazon. Adoring fans pay tribute to the French/Cameroonian sister duo for their continuous flow of jazzy nuances, hard hitting drum ‘n’ bass lines, harmonious melodies, conscious proclamations and humanitarian endeavors.
Their hit single “Makeda” propelled their 1999 U.S. debut album to the top of the charts making ‘Princesses Nubiennes’ the most successful French-language album in decades!
Part of the acclaimed Red Hot & Riot Collective, Les Nubians blaze the mic with Yerba Buena, Dead Prez, Keziah Jones, John Medeski, Me’Shell Ndegéocello, Baaba Maal, Manu Dibango, Blackalicious, Tony Allen, Cheikh Lô, and Amadou & Mariam paying tribute to Africa. They have also shared the stage with Lupe Fiasco, Jill Scott, Marcus Miller, James Brown, Zap Mama, Chaka Khan, Miss Dynamite…
With two Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards nominations, Les Nubians were honored with the award for Best New Artist, Group or Duo in 1999. These dynamic entrepreneurs have also been nominated for two NAACP Image Awards.
Echos: Nubian Voyager is the first executive production for Hélène and Célia Faussart. “Everywhere we go, we look for music that speaks of Culture: people, history, stories. “Our journeys have given us an opportunity to cross paths with many beautiful souls.
Les Nubians continue their journey, igniting the stage with their vibrant presence… AND at last will appease our restless ears with the release their third album in the first quarter of 2009!!!