One Step Forward (2003) One Step Forward , the bewitching follow-up to Les Nubians' acclaimed debut, finds the Parisian sisters taking their unique "Afropean" sound to the next level.… 2003-03-25 Les Nubians
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One Step Forward (2003)

Les Nubians | 'FORWARD' THINKING Les Nubians latest improves upon their unique brand of neo-soul
'FORWARD' THINKING Les Nubians latest improves upon their unique brand of neo-soul

Details Release Date: Mar 25, 2003; Lead Performance: Les Nubians

One Step Forward, the bewitching follow-up to Les Nubians' acclaimed debut, finds the Parisian sisters taking their unique ''Afropean'' sound to the next level. Alternating between French and English, they sing intricate harmonies that sound like an updated version of Sade's seductive soul mixed with the jazz-pop stylings of Swing Out Sister. Tracks such as the sweeping, pan-African-inspired ''La Guerre'' and the infectious ''Temperature Rising,'' featuring Talib Kweli, make this a worthy addition to any neo-soul set.

Originally posted Mar 30, 2003 Published in issue #703 Apr 04, 2003 Order article reprints