Cleome, Antique, Raw-G with live band, DJ Jah Styles
579 18th St
Oakland, CA, 94612
Doors 8:00PM / Show 9:00PM
Grammy Nominated international recording artists Les Nubians have intrigued audiences for almost a decade with their inventive and glamorous Afropean style. This distinctive sound embodies the timeless vibrations of Miriam Makeba, Ella Fitzgerald, Doudou N'diaye Rose, Fela Kuti, Edith Piaf, The Fugees, and Soul II Soul.
Recognized for their colorful auras, Les Nubians' vogue is a fusion of Funkin' Fashion and Modern Amazon. Adoring fans pay tribute to the French/Cameroonian sister duo for their continuous flow of jazzy nuances, hard hitting drum 'n' bass lines, harmonious melodies, conscious proclamations and humanitarian endeavors.
Their hit single "Makeda" propelled their 1999 U.S. debut album to the top of the charts making 'Princesses Nubiennes' the most successful French-language album in decades!
Part of the acclaimed Red Hot & Riot Collective, Les Nubians blaze the mic with Yerba Buena, Dead Prez, Keziah Jones, John Medeski, Me'Shell Ndegéocello, Baaba Maal, Manu Dibango, Blackalicious, Tony Allen, Cheikh Lô, and Amadou & Mariam paying tribute to Africa. They have also shared the stage with Lupe Fiasco, Jill Scott, Marcus Miller, James Brown, Zap Mama, Chaka Khan, Miss Dynamite...
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. These dynamic entrepreneurs have also been nominated for two NAACP Image Awards.
Echos: Nubian Voyager 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.
Les Nubians continue their journey, igniting the stage with their vibrant presence... AND at last will appease our restless ears with the release their third album in the first quarter of 2009!!!
Every once in a while, an artist emerges onto the national scene, who is so compelling, so completely her own, that critics and fans take note immediately.
Emerging artist Cleome Bova, known on stage as Cleome, effortlessly encompasses several facets of the blues, and her deeply soulful, heartfelt and sincerely gifted approach to the more contemporary popular-song genre make her a near unforgettable new performer. Her songs are thought-provoking and raw, whether tackling her own self-penned tunes, the tracks of Etta James, or the Delta Blues-inspired music that she so profoundly inhabits.
With a unique & compelling vocal tone accompanying her stellar slide and consummate finger picking, Cleome has wowed audiences from Cuba to San Francisco, Arkansas to Oakland, and New York to Clarksdale. Cleome regularly busks in the French Quarter of the musical city, New Orleans. She has one, self-produced EP available, playing along with award-winning drummer Cedric Burnside.
Antique is an independent Recording Artist who uses music to transcend time. Naked Soul is the vocal ensemble that supports this journey providing rhythmical and vocal accompaniment. They have performed for audiences throughout Northern California, and are slowly building steam toward a National debut.
Raw-G with live band
Blending hip hop culture with a revolutionary state of mind, Raw G is notorious for passionate flow and deep poetry. Born and raised in GDL City, Mexico, Raw G was dealt a great deal of struggle at a young age. After losing her father, she began expressing her feelings of pain through writing, and began identifying to such artists like KRS-One, 2Pac and the Fugees, relating to the harsh reality depicted in their music.
In 1999 she moved to Oakland, California to start a new life as a mother. She began learning English by translating rap songs. In the last few years, Raw G has stepped her music career up to the top of the list of up and coming artists from the bay area. She has performed with artists such as KRS-One,Ghostface Killah, Dead Prez,Immortal Technique, Killah Priest, Mala Rodrigues and many more.
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