Célia Faussart aka BlueNefertiti began singing professionally with her older sister Hélène in Bordeaux, France; later forming the internationally renowned Grammy-nominated singing duo Les Nubians. The band has intrigued audiences for more than a decade with their inventive and glamorous Afropean style.
The essence of BlueNefertiti's vocal styling is founded in the eloquence of Ella Fitzgerald, Edith Piaf, Miriam Makeba, Abbey Lincoln, and Minnie Riperton; the sophistication of Joao Gilberto; and the vocal landscaping of Bobby McFerrin.
Les Nubians' hit single Makeda propelled the 1999 U.S. debut album to the top of the charts making Princesses Nubiennes [1998 Virgin, FR] the most successful French-language album in decades!
With two Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards nominations, Les Nubians were honored with the award for Best New Artist, Group or Duo in 1999. J’veux D’la Musique from their second album One Step Forward [2004 Virgin, FR] earned them a Grammy nomination in 2004. These dynamic entrepreneurs have also been nominated for two NAACP Image Awards.
Echos, Chapter One: Nubian Voyager, Poetry and Music from the Urban Edge is the first executive production for Hélène and Célia Faussart. "Everywhere we go, we look for music that speaks of Culture: people, history, stories. Our journeys have given us an opportunity to cross paths with many beautiful souls...”
After 10 years in the business, a myriad of encounters, recordings and awards, Célia is now outwardly expressing her inner workings... a Cabaret style performance project aptly named Paris@Night. This new creation explores the intricate nature of LOVE and the affinitive relationship between Jazz, Funk, Soul, House, Drum'n'Bass, Samba, and Hip Hop. BlueNefertiti’s Paris@Night, a French Cabaret is featured monthly at the Zinc Bar [NYC].
Les Nubians continue their journey, igniting the stage with their vibrant presence…AND at last will appease our restless ears with the release of their third album in the Fall of 2010!!!