Tue Jun 27 2017

8:00 PM (Doors 6:00 PM)

Highline Ballroom

431 W. 16th Street New York, NY 10011

All Ages

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Les Nubians

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    Les Nubians is an afropean, urban, R&B grammy-nominated duo composed of the two sisters Hélène and Célia Faussart from Paris, France.

    The women of Les Nubians were shaped by many influences. Les Nubians has its genesis in a small town in the South West region of France where the Paris-born sisters Hélène and Célia Faussart lived as teenagers after returning from several years’ residence with their parents in the African country of Chad. With a French father and a Cameroonian mother, Hélène and Célia experienced cultural dissonance in the rural Bordeaux region. After their father’s death, Célia joined her sister in Bordeaux and they helped found a cultural collective, Les Nouveaux Griots, a “griot” being a traditional African storyteller and historian, all with the goal of increasing awareness of African and Urban cultures.

    In 2003, Les Nubians released their second album One Step Forward a conscious evolution of their style. They sang more in English on this album, largely as a result of their American experiences, which made them far more fluent in English.

    Restlessly creative, the sisters graced 2005 not with a new Les Nubians album but with a spoken word project « Echos » (Nubiatik LLC / Licence Artemis – Triloka Records), that brought together talented spoken word artists under Les Nubians’ umbrella.

Les Nubians

Tue Jun 27 2017 8:00 PM

(Doors 6:00 PM)

Highline Ballroom New York NY
Les Nubians
  • Sorry, you missed this event.
  • Check out other similar events on TicketWeb.

All Ages

Les Nubians

Les Nubians

Music

Les Nubians is an afropean, urban, R&B grammy-nominated duo composed of the two sisters Hélène and Célia Faussart from Paris, France.

The women of Les Nubians were shaped by many influences. Les Nubians has its genesis in a small town in the South West region of France where the Paris-born sisters Hélène and Célia Faussart lived as teenagers after returning from several years’ residence with their parents in the African country of Chad. With a French father and a Cameroonian mother, Hélène and Célia experienced cultural dissonance in the rural Bordeaux region. After their father’s death, Célia joined her sister in Bordeaux and they helped found a cultural collective, Les Nouveaux Griots, a “griot” being a traditional African storyteller and historian, all with the goal of increasing awareness of African and Urban cultures.

In 2003, Les Nubians released their second album One Step Forward a conscious evolution of their style. They sang more in English on this album, largely as a result of their American experiences, which made them far more fluent in English.

Restlessly creative, the sisters graced 2005 not with a new Les Nubians album but with a spoken word project « Echos » (Nubiatik LLC / Licence Artemis – Triloka Records), that brought together talented spoken word artists under Les Nubians’ umbrella.