NÜ SOUL MAKOSSA Feat. Manu Dibango

from Quarantine NÜ LOVE by Les Nubians

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"Rest In Power Tonton Manu.
We feel so privileged we had the honor to work with you. To hang with you. To travel with you. To learn from you. Your voice and deep laughter is missing already, but your music stays stellar, as you were." Helene & Celia.

Manu Dibango brought the funky Soul Makossa in orbit in 1972. Putting Cameroon on the map of African Groove for the whole world to dance on. It left such a remarkable print that it inspired Quincy Jones and Micheal Jackson for the unforgettable: "Mama se mama sa mamakoossa."
With Manu Dibango's blessings, we revisited this Classic with nowadays French Politics as a backdrop. It's our Afropean mix. "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity" is supposed to be the principles of our Republic (France) but in reality, it doesn't show, racism is rampant, recession tingles hate and ignorance. Democracy is a powerful tool, though.
We, Citizens, have the power of Change in our hands.



Written by Brigitte Moumy / Helene & Celia Faussart
Music : Maurice Herd / Helene Faussart & Celia Faussart/ Manu Dibango
Nubiatik Publishing LLC/Soul Makossa Editions/Headjob Publishing

Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, Identité, Intégrité, Citoyenneté
Est-ce que je suis visible ?

Difficultés, Sécurité, Manque à gagner, Promiscuité, Perversité, Mis de Côté
Dans mon quartier, Nuisible

Intégration, Assimilation, Précaution, Manifestation, Réaction, Détermination
Elévation Visible

Hey, réécrivons les Droits des Hommes
Nés libres et égaux en droit
Où est la vérité dans tout ça
Hey, n'attend rien des autres
Citoyens chantons haut
Citoyens crions Ho !

Injustice, Immigration, Pas de papiers, Obscurité, Validité, Rapatrié
Portes fermées visibles


Diplômé et fier de l'être, ANPE, Sous-Salarié, Perversité, Rêve brisé
Minorités Invisibles

Changement, Education, Mentalités, Evolution, Humanité pour nos Nations
Espoir de paix possible

Hey, réécrivons les Droits des Hommes
Nés libres et égaux en droit
Où est la vérité dans tout ça
Hey, n'attend rien des autres
Citoyens chantons haut
Citoyens crions Ho !

Je prends, je transforme et je donne
Telle est ma mission

©️Nubiatik Publishing


from Quarantine NÜ LOVE, released June 4, 2020
NÜ SOUL MAKOSSA Feat. Manu Dibango

Lyrics : Helene Faussart/Celia Faussart/Brigitte Moumy

Music: Maurice Herd aka. PIRANHA HEAD
Adaptation of SOUL MAKOSSA from Manu Dibango

Produced by : Maurice Herd aka. PIRANHA HEAD

Saxophone: Manu Dibango
Keys: John Roggie (Rhodes/Organ), Fabulous Fab (MS20)
Bass: Andre Manga
Drums: Graham Hawthorne
Percussions: Pedro Martinez,
Backing Vocals : Les Nubians,Marie Martin, Adeline Petricien, Alexis Juliard, Greg Clarke, Eric Roberson, Caroline Riddick

©️Nubiatik Publishing/ Whasdat Music/Universal Music


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Les Nubians

French & Cameroonian, Hélène and Célia Faussart, Les Nubians, began a capella covering songs of the Great Black Music Repertoire until they develop their own style: AFROPEAN SOUL, in the early rise of Neo-Soul. Inspired by Ella Fitzgerald, Abbey Lincoln, Prince, Miriam Makeba & Fela Kuti, the Grammy Nominated sisters are now Indie artists. 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the Queens of AfroPop. ... more

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