(L – R) Queen Aaminah, Helene Faussart, ME, Celia Faussart, Alexis Juliard
Last night Suite Suzy & I attended the Les Nubians concert at the Magic Stick midtown Detroit.
When I learned of the concert last two months ago, I was sooo pumped! I’ve been in love with Helene & Celia since the debut of “Princesses Nubians.” I know all the words to each song but like most I have no idea what the hell they are saying but it all sounds so sexy. Actually, I do know the understanding of many of the songs, I’m just saying.
So as I mentioned, I was totally hype for the concert then last week courtesy of Soulbounce.com , I downloaded their latest single “Liberté” from the forth-coming album “Nü Revolution.” “Liberté” is the type of song that I come to expect from Les Nubians as it refreshing, energetic and packed with soulful meaning.
My mouth was totally watering for more new vibrations and boy did they quench my needs last night.
They performed many of their popular songs, which can be seen/heard below and they also gave a healthy dose of what to expect from the new album.
So the show opens up with “Les Gens,” which was co-written with my friend Detroit house diva Diviniti. It was a POWERFUL way to start the show & making it better was having Diviniti on vocals.
After the first song, Helene & Celia expressed their love for Detroit and shared with this audience the story of how the upcoming album all started in Detroit with the production help of Piranhahead & Diviniti. The crowd cheered. It’s great seeing our local artist out on the scene getting their grind & shine on!
The night went on with dancing, political messages, a shout out to Barack Obama (the group dedicated “Liberté” Barack), afro shaking and a request that all the women in the crown “master their pussy.” It’s not often that you hear master your pussy at a live event.
Once the event was over, I was able to kick it with the entire band and get some photos. Actually, it started off with me getting photos of Helene & Celia, then Celia asked if I would photograph the band. Of course I’m like sure. So once the group was assembled, Celia was like wait, don’t we need more light? I explained that I come equipped with my own light & the rest was history. They loved the photos.
Oh & peep the shout out via Twitter…