“River” is off Ibeyi’s debut self-titled album, released in February 2015 via XL Recordings. Ibeyi (pronounced ee-bey-ee) is the Parisian musical duo of twin…Read More
Ibeyi are 19 year old French Cuban twins, Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Diaz. They are daughters of the late Cuban percussion Anga Diaz.
Naomi plays percussive instruments, the Cajon and the Batas, while Lisa plays piano. Together the twins have learned the songs of their father’s culture, Yoruba.
Yoruba travelled from West Africa to Cuba with slavery in the 1700s. The Yoruba people have the highest twinning rate in the World, and twins occupy an important position within Yoruba culture. Ibeyi is pronounced “ee-bey-ee” and translates as “Twins” in Yoruba.
Ibeyi sing in English and Yoruba, and have created a minimalist sound that merges elements of their heritage with their natural love of modern music as teenagers grown up in Paris, citing artists such as Fiona Apple and King Krule amongst their wide range of influences.
Ibeyi are currently recording their debut album for XL, with Richard Russell on production.
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Since the release of their self-titled debut album in February on XL Recordings, Ibeyi have been entertaining audiences across the globe with their unique…Read More
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Ibeyi today announce details of their forthcoming debut album. Titled Ibeyi, the album was produced by Richard Russell at his west London Residence La…Read More
Ibeyi – who comprise 19 year old French-Cuban twins Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Diaz – have announced a run of live appearances in October and November. The dates will include Ibeyi’s first trip to the U.S. in New York City on November 18 and Los Angeles on November 20. Meanwhile, following their debut Oya EP and the release of a recorded version:Read More
Ibeyi have today revealed the video for their brand new track ‘River’. Directed by Ed Morris, the gripping video sees Ibeyi (19 year old French-Cuban twins Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Diaz) submerged under water for much of the song’s three minutes and forty,Read More
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