“Music is every moment of our lives”
Hélène Faussart – Les Nubians
“Our music is a bridge where people can meet, dance, love and create…”
Célia Faussart – Les Nubians
Hélène and Célia Faussart – Les Nubians. Photo courtesy of PIFA.
Yes, you read right. You only get one night (4/21) with the inventive and glamorous Afropean sounds of Les Nubians.
This French/ Cameroonian, Grammy® Nominated sister duo is known for their distinctive and unique sound that embodies the vibrations of Miriam Makeba, Ella Fitzgerald, Doudou N’diaye Rose, Fela Kuti, Edith Piaf, The Fugees, and Soul II Soul.
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, and Miss Dynamite.
While this may (or may not) be the first time that you are hearing of them, they have delighted audiences for almost a decade with their their continuous flow of jazzy nuances, hard hitting drum ‘n’ bass lines, harmonious melodies, conscious proclamations and humanitarian endeavors. Recognized for the colorful auras, their vogue is a fusion of Funkin’ Fashion and Modern Amazon.
Join the Kimmel Center in welcoming Les Nubians as they debut their new album Nü Revolution for PIFA on Thursday, April 21 at 8:30 p.m.
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