Hélène Faussart

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Les Nubians bring more of their joyous revolution to Mpls

A CD review
By Stephani Maari Booker

Associate Editor


I’ve been a fan of Hélène and Célia Faussart, two French sisters of Cameroonian descent known as Les Nubians, since their first U.S. hit “Makeda” in 1998, a paean to the Queen of Sheba and all women of African descent. The album the song was from, Princesses Nubiennes (Virgin Records), was the biggest selling French-language album released in the U.S. in over 10 years. In May of last year, Les Nubians played two shows at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis. The sisters will return to the Dakota on June 26 and 27 for another two performances. The duo’s quick return to the Twin Cities is a good occasion to write about their most recent CD, Nü Revolution (Shanachie Records). Continue Reading →

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