Hélène Faussart (aka Golden Flack Jones) is French and Cameroonian. She received a multicultural upbringing that shaped her art and business direction.
After studying Law in college in Bordeaux, France, she founded Les Nouveaux Griots, a non-profit organization that promotes Urban and Black arts and culture. She also wrote several articles and contributed to the French Urban press as well as hosting urban music shows on French radio.
With her sister Celia, she created the music band Les Nubians, whose first Afropean Soul record “Princesses Nubiennes” hit the US Charts in 1999, winning a Lady Of Soul Train 1999 Award, two NAACP nominations, and a Grammy Award Nomination in 2004.
Her love of art and production led her to curate, among other special events, the Bordeaux Carnival in 2004 and to conceive and produce ECHOS-Chapter One: Nubian Voyager in 2007, a Book-CD dedicated to Urban Poetry in French and English, along with movie & film soundtracks, a musical for kids & Les Nubians’ latest music releases.
Widely recognized as an artist, an activist and a speaker, Helene has presented at Columbia University, Harvard University, ASCAP Women, ASALH Convention (Association for the Study of African American Life and History), and Atlanta National Black Arts Festival. She notably performed at the 2013 South-South UN Awards Ceremony, 2014 TEDx Denver, Colorado and the 2015 UN Women’s Night, joining Senator Hillary Clinton on the podium.
Helene is an active traveler. She is based in Guadeloupe, French West Indies after being a citizen of Brooklyn and Chicago for years. She publishes significant work in magazines & online blogs every year.
Les Nubians are touring worldwide and the band is finishing now their new album to be released winter 2022-2023.