We are proud to announce that the founders and the members of the board of trustees of Applause Africa magazine have selected Les Nubians to be honored at our second annual African Diaspora Awards.
The African Diaspora Awards is a special initiative that aims to celebrate exemplary individuals who have made a significant difference in the African community in the United States, as well as individuals in society who have contributed to the advancement of Africans and Africa as a whole. The ADA award is particularly aimed at motivating young and accomplished Diaspora Africans to become the change they wish for Africa.
Over the past twelve years, Applause Africa has committed time, energy and resources to identify and celebrate Africans in the Diaspora who have made a significant difference in their communities around the world. The African Diaspora Awards joins the list of projects and programs created by Applause Africa which seek to empower Africans in the Diaspora and render positive messages that encourages them and their community.
Les Nubians would be receiving the – Musician of the Year Award, for their accomplishments in the music industry especially in the year 2012.
The event is taking place at the School of Visual Arts – 333 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011, on December 8th 2012. The red carpet and reception starts at 6:30PM, while the ceremony begins at 7:30PM. An after-party begins immediately after the awards are concluded at an adjoining luxurious lounge till 4:00AM.
For more information on the African Diaspora Awards including nomination process and categories, please visitwww.applauseafrica.com/ada.

A picture with our sensational Nu Revolution Band and amazing Detroit based horn section, in Michigan during our last Midwest Tour late June. From left to right: Frank Malloy (perc), LaDarrel Johnson (horns), Kris Johnson (horns), Alexis Juliard (voc), Jeff Ponders (horns), and Queen Aaminah (Shaun Kelly (drums), Fred Doumbe (bass), John Roggie (keys) Masahiro Shimizu (guitar). Front, the ladies : Celia Faussart, Helene Faussart and Queen Aaminah (voc). Thanks to Mara Hoffman for the beautiful dresses.

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On Earth Day, the ladies had a great Night @ Copacabana in NYC on Sunday April 22nd 2012, for the opening of Broadway show, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE starring Nicole Ari Parker, Blair Underwood, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Wood Harris. Invited by producer Alia M.Jones, Les Nubians performed for a high end Broadway and VIP crowd for a night to remember, set with a French Quarter-Louisiana tone.

The after-party happened for our crew, Queen Aminaah, Sahr from FELA!, Rameen Gasery, photographer Ray Bangs @ Affinia Hotel in NYC, with our brother DJ CAVEM MOETAVATION, who was visiting from Oakland for the release of his new album ” The Produce Section – The Seedling “. That’s another late news to follow up in another post …


All photos in Slide show © Rameen.Gasery@gmail.com


We stayed in ATL this week for a show with our fellows musicians friends Common Ground Collective, Vinx & Julie Dexter.

One stop to do in ATLANTA is @ MOODS Music. A Music shop you want to live in.  Eat in. Date in. Sleep in.The selection of music & videos are the MUST ! and the space ultra inviting. I remember buying my first 3 albums of Eric Roberson there.

Vinx & Les Nubians did a stop @ Moods Music for a little reunion/conference/Q&A  hosted by Ken Rye, with the audience. We spoke about being Indies artists. About the importance of traveling worldwide. We spoke GLOBAL SOUL. Really cool reunion. Thanks again to MOODS MUSIC & DJ Dave Soul !

We had an great time in Atlanta,  eating vegan food ( thanks to SOUL VEGETARIAN 2, great ginger root drink & food – we’ve been offered THE NEW SOUL VEGETARIAN COOK BOOK (BUY!)!(Read review by sister Assata Shakur) and to our sister JAMILA from EARTH CANDY for the interview and the amazing food she cooked for us – that Kale spicy Salad was off the hook !!!)

We visited Jazz 91.9 FM WCLK where director Aaron Cohan warmly received us – again ! Great Thanks !, for the  Morning Drive show, hosted by Morris Baxter. Always a pleasure to listen to this amazing broadcast who plays all the music we love, like our friend, caribbean jazz saxophone player Jacques Schwartz-Bart.




Les Nubians were invited by the Alliance Française in Atlanta to meet the young students of the Intown Academy in Atlanta/L’Ecole Intown d’Atlanta ( The Intown Academy on Facebook). This amazing school is a community based public charter school that opened Aug 9th, 2010. The school offers Atlanta Parents a neighborhood school that provides children with a safe, quality and rigorous learning environment, and FRENCH CLASS, taught from kindergarden to 7th grade.  Les Nubians answered hundreds of kids’s questions, sang for them a capella, taught them their song “DEMAIN” and danced AFRODANCE in a Soul Train Style !!!




Video – LN Intown Academy Charter School in Atlanta


Thanks to all the Intown Academy students, teachers and principal Lola Burse & Melissa Mason, Helene Courault-Touré de l’Alliance Française in Atlanta. The flowers are in a vase at home and we will wear our tee-shirts with pride and great memories of this special moment ! MERCI BEAUCOUP !

This Atlanta adventure was an initiative of Hot Ice Live, thanks to Ken Rye and his team for making this Atlanta stay as delightful and productive as usual. Thanks to Common Ground Collective, Mausiki Scales, Cheryl & Gary Reid for the musical warm hospitality, all the musicians.

We had a blast !



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The Ladies have been traveling nonstop and performing from Africa to North America. One of their most recent collaborations has brought them to be featured in of “Harriet’s Alter Ego” second mix tape!

About HAE:

“Centered on fashion, music, art and culture, Society HAE (SHAE) serves as a point of convergence for the creative community across the globe. Our intent is to promote and support the efforts of emerging artists, musicians, designers and creators worldwide.

Our Mantra is… “Change The World. Create Something!” and we hope to inspire others to do just that.”

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After conquering Accra Ghana with Blitz The Ambassador, then being invited by Femi Kuti to honor Fela during Felabration in Nigeria the Ladies have now been invited to perform at the Nigerian Hip Hop Awards! (The Headies).

This trip has truly become a musical exodus for the ladies. They are truly honored by the love being shown by the African community.

Videos Of events:

Les Nubians at Alliance Accra Ghana Jazz festival 2011: Click HERE.

Les Nubians @ 2011 Afrotainment Museke Awards: Click HERE. (1:48:10 – 1:59:40)

Photos Of events:

Alliance Accra Ghana: Click HERE.

Earth Dance Festival/ Feti Providence Rhode, Island: Click HERE.

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