When Les Nubians first burst into the world music scene in 1996, they quickly made their presence known as the queens of Afropean soul. The Parisian-born sisters combine elements of their African roots (their parents are from Chad and they lived their temporarily as children) with Francophone soul and hip-hop. That combo got them a lot of attention back then and helps keep people interested in the music that they're making right now. You can read more about their new material as our writer Jason Ferguson chatted with them via phone last week.
Les Nubians are in town this evening and playing two shows at the Triple Door. The first is at 7:30 p.m., the second is at 10 p.m., and tickets range from $30-34. While they've got three albums worth of material to draw from tonight, I'll always remember them best for their song "Makeda." It's jazzy and fun and captures their cross continental singing style better than anything else that comes to mind. Check out the video after the jump.