Ibeyi

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Ibeyi (pronounced ee-bey-ee) is the Parisian musical duo of twin sisters Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz, who meld element of Afro-Cuban roots music and electro doom soul.
Their name comes from the Yoruban language and translates as "twins." The two were born in Cuba, and sing in both English and Yoruban. Their father, the late conguero Miguel "Anga" Diaz (Buena Vista Social Club), passed away while the women were still in their teens. Their mother Maya insisted that the pair compose and perform.
The two were in their early teens when they began to perform together in and around their neighborhood, and then in Paris at large. In 2013, XL Recordings boss Richard Russell saw a YouTube video of the pair singing "Mama Says" and brought them to London. He signed the duo and began producing their debut (and helping out on synths). In 2014 two singles, "Oya" and "River," were released and Ibeyi appeared on Later…With Jools Holland on BBC 2 and issued a third video single for "Mama Says." Their self-titled debut long-player was issued on XL in February of 2015. ~ Thom Jurek, Rovi

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