The Afro-European princesses Hélène and Célia Faussart of Les Nubians have returned with their highly anticipated third album, Nü Revolution which is deeply rooted in their ancestral sounds of love, liberation, and expressions of freedom. They call this album a celebration of life where the focus of the songs are to spread joy during our times of uncertainty. And this album does just that. It is their most sexiest and most danceable album to date, touching on themes of love, life and freedom, yet staying true to their original Afrobeat sounds. In fact, the collaborations on Nü Revolution are most impressive, including African music legend Manu Dibango on the remake of “Makossa,” calling it “Nü Soul Makossa“; indie soul icon Eric Roberson on “Déjà vu“; Ghanian-American MC Blitz The Ambassador on “Les Gens“; South African pop stars Freshly Ground on “Africa For The Future“; and Polish MC John Banzaï on “Veuillez Veiller Sur Vos Rêves.” What is so striking about Les Nubians is, while they sing mostly in French, it doesn’t hinder appreciation — the music and vocals translate into emotive and delicious feelings. From start to finish Nü Revolution is a celebration of life and living, and more importantly, Africa. Below is a medley of some of the songs from the album, which can be purchased on iTunes, Amazon, or any online retailer of your choice.
And watch the ladies do their “Afrodance” in their new video below!
Les Nubians have a pretty tight schedule next month, with a date in New York, next week. Go and see them, if they’re in your city!
April 29 – New York, NY @ BB Kings
May 11 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
May 12 – Minneapolis, MN @ Dakota Jazz Club
May 13 – Minneapolis, MN @ Dakota Jazz Club
May 14 – Chicago, IL @ The Shrine
May 17 – Seattle, WA @ The Triple Door
May 18 – Seattle, WA @ The Triple Door
May 19 – San Francisco, CA @ Yoshi’s (2 shows)
May 20 – San Francisco, CA @ Yoshi’s (2 shows)
May 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Conga Room
May 22 – San Diego, CA @ Anthology
May 24 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Kuumbwa Jazz Center (2 shows)