Carrboro (North Carolina), USA – Les Nubians headline the 6th annual World Arts Festival at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro (North Carolina). Afropop meets hip-hop meets Sade. Celia and Helene Faussart are genuine multicultural amalgams. Daughters of a Cameroonian mother and a French father, they were raised both in France and in the central African country of Chad. The concert will take place Sunday, October 21, at 7 p.m.
With so many diverse cultural influences in their lives, the sisters credit their own mixed musical style to a number of factors. “We’re Afro-peans,” says Celia, “From our father we heard classical music and French singers like Edith Piaf. Our mother introduced us to Harry Belafonte and traditional African music. Our aunties exposed us to Aretha Franklin and Otis Redding, and through our cousins we heard Herbie Hancock, Public Enemy, the beginnings of hip-hop, and AC/DC!”
Local act Mosadi Music opens. Their deft blend of hip-hop, soul and funk will engage your brain and move your feet.
$25, $23 ArtsCenter Friends
300-G East Main St.
Carrboro, NC 27510
PH: (919) 929-2787
Author: World Music Central News Department
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