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.

IBEYI announce fall tour dates, Share cover of Jay Electronica's "Better In Tune With The Infinite"

IBEYI announce fall tour dates, share cover

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:

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IBEYI revel video for brand new track "River" Ibeyi are currently recording their debut album for XL Recordings, with Richard Russell handling production

IBEYI reveal video for brand new track “River”

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,

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