|Genres:||R&B / Soul World|
|Tags:||soul french neo-soul female vocalists world rnb jazz neo soul smooth|
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Born in Bordeaux, France, but raised for several years in Chad, sisters, Hélène and Célia Faussart, put a very modern spin on European black music in the late 90s and early 00s. Their skilful cross genre fusion of the smooth hip-hop sounds of Arrested Development and De La Soul, the club-based soul music of Soul II Soul and Desree, and traditional African roots music, became a notable US success in 1999. The sisters French father and Cameroonian mother encouraged them to sing from an early age, and their time in Africa exposed the girls to a wide spectrum of music. Inspired by a meeting with jazz singer Abbey Lincoln, they began to establish themselves on the French music scene. Their debut album was recorded in England and France with a stellar list of European session musicians, with beats provided by DJ Mounir Belkhir. Prior to the albums release in September 1998 the sisters were featured on the Jazz A Saint Germain...