Grammy Nominated international recording artists Les Nubians have intrigued audiences for almost a decade with their inventive and glamorous Afropean style. The French-Cameroonian sisters Hélène and Célia Faussart created an international sensation with the 1998 release of Princesses Nubiennes, their debut CD. The duo’s sophisticated, alluring mélange of Afro-pop, bass ’n’ drums, electronica, hip-hop, and jazz influences has helped make them the most successful French-language act in the U.S. in more than a decade.
In 1985 the sisters moved with their parents to Chad, Africa. Seven years later, they returned to Bordeaux, France and began singing a cappella, producing poetry slams in Bordeaux and Paris, and singing background vocals for various artists worldwide.
Les Nubians were the 1999 Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards winners for Best New Artist, Group or Duo and received two NAACP Image Awards nominations in 2000.
To date, Les Nubians have made their home base Brooklyn New York. They continue to tour the U.S. and world-wide performing at Festivals, art centers, theaters and clubs. Their most recent release is, Nü Revolution (2011) Nubiatik, Shanachie.
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Detailed schedule information:
1 August at Yoshi's in Oakland, California
2 August at Yoshi's San Francisco
8:00 pm., 10:00 pm