Video Les Nubians: Liberté – Nü Revolution

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The French/Cameroon Grammy nominated sister act Les Nubians return with Nü Revolution, their long awaited third album.

Featuring special guests ranging from African music legend Manu Dibango to indie soul icon Eric Roberson, South African pop stars Freshly Ground, Ghanian-American MC Blitz The Ambassador and Polish MC John Banzaï, Nü Revolution may be the most impressive representation of Les Nubians’ Afropean Soul to date. It embodies, both through music and lyrics, a true sense of world citizenship. “Liberte,” for instance, is inspired by the general shift signaled by Barack Obama’s election as President, and is dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King.

The bouncy video is of the first single released from the album and in celebration they decided to get their “Afrodance” on– Afro as in Angela Davis, not as in Fela Kuti, although there is a little thumb piano-sounding voice percolating along in this house-tempo track. The perfect theme music for primping your curls, tubes, plaits or corn-rows (but not weaves!) this would make a great soundtrack for a Hot Irons type documentary, especially the bit about Detroit to Paris, they pack the Afro-sheen, which is apparently (?) rapped by  pre-baldhead Busta Rhymes who stepped into a wormhole in 1998 and popped out in the middle of this video shoot.