Les Nubians

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Les Nubians
OriginParis, France
GenresR&B, African, neo soul
Years active1998–present
LabelsNubiatik, Virgin Records, Higher Octave, Shanachie Records

Les Nubians is a French musical duo composed of sisters Hélène and Célia Faussart from Paris, France. In 1985 the sisters moved with their parents to Chad. 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. The duo's debut album Princesses Nubiennes was released by Virgin Records, France, in 1998.

They have become one of the most successful French-language musical groups in the U.S., best known for their Billboard R&B Single "Makeda"[1] from their Grammy nominated album Princesses Nubiennes.[2] 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.[2]

The duo executive-produced Echos, Chapter One in 2005 on their label Nubiatik; a joint venture with Triloka Records. The project features artists from France, and the U.S. performing poetry and music from the urban edge. Echos, Chapter One: Nubian Voyager was released in 2006 as a book accompaniment to the CD.





  • Sueña (Sonrisa, 2010) feat Ana Torroja

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  1. ^ Hall, Rashaun (March 29, 2003). "Les Nubians Switch To English On 2nd Set". Billboard: 10.
  2. ^ a b "Artist to Artist: Les Nubians – Revolutionary Sisters of Soul". Soul Train. Retrieved 26 November 2011.

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