SXSW NXNE Preview: Ibeyi


Twin sisters Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Diaz form Ibeyi, a duo who blends minimal arrangements, Afro-Cuban influences and hypnotic vocals into one neat package. Their father is famous or something and also, they sing some tracks in Yorùbán which is something I don’t know about but makes me feel cultured anyway.

Check out the video for their song “River.” It’s pretty stunning.

They play Central Presbyterian Church On Friday, March 20 and Bungalow on Saturday, March 21 for SXSW and sometime in Toronto for NXNE.

Editors note: Their father was a well known percussionist who played with Buena Vista Social Club among others. The Yorùbán language originated in Nigeria. Their name, Ibeyi, means twins in Yorùbán. This makes sense because they are twins. Now you know, and knowing is half the battle.

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