Les Nubians recently released their third studio album, Nü Revolution, which is deeply rooted in ancestral sounds of Africa, love, liberation, and expressions of freedom. Muphoric Sounds had the chance to speak to the Parisian Princesses, Hélène and Célia Faussart, during their album’s promotion, where they spoke about who they are as artists and women of a new generation. Check out the interview below. And if you haven’t purchased a copy of Nü Revolution, it is available on iTunes and Amazon.
Les Nubians - Nü Revolution Snippets
Muphoric Sounds: Who is Les Nubians? What do you stand for?
Les Nubians - Hélène: Les Nubians are two African sisters, with an African and European background who are doing music together, who are interested in the black Diaspora and into projecting ourselves as universal citizens. We are mothers, women who are activists, we are involved with how our world is working and we are trying to do music that looks like us.
Muphoric Sounds: What are the things you’re involved in that aren’t necessarily music related?
Les Nubians - Hélène: We are involved in women empowerment, fighting against AIDS, especially in Africa. We’re involved in the fight against malaria because it is something that is also a plague in Africa. We are involved in sickle cell, another difficult tropical disease and we are fighting against child molestation. We’re pretty involved in things that relate to Africa, and being Ambassadors of a new African generation.
Muphoric Sounds: Your heritage is at the forefront of all you do. Is that what you want to dispel upon your audience? Influence them in some way to the motherland.
Les Nubians - Hélène: The Motherland being our roots, but also with our arms reaching to the sky and the sky being universal and this is what is the passion of what we try to show. Africa is an inspiration for us. We are something else; we grew up exposed to different backgrounds and we created our music to reach the universal. We don’t want our audience to only see Africa Africa Africa. No! They should also be able to look around them, at the corner of their street and see Africa in all.
Les Nubians - Célia: Yes, Africa is the motherland to all. Africa being the motherland to all of us. It’s the first continent. Talking about Africa as the motherland opens to universality and love.