IBEYI : Ibeyi LP

IBEYI : Ibeyi LP

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Ibeyi are a French/Cuban musical duo consisting of twin sisters, Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz. In 2013 they signed to XL Recordings. Ibeyi sings in English and the language of Yoruba, a Nigerian language that travelled to Cuba via slavery in the 1700s. The twins’ father was the famed Cuban percussionist, Anga Díaz, who as a member of Buena Vista Social Club, played with Ibrahim Ferrer, Rubén González and Máximo Francisco Repilado Muñoz aka Compay Segundo. On his death, the twins, then age 11 years old, learned to play his signature instrument the cajón, and studied the folks songs of Yoruba. Ibeyi is pronounced ee-bey-ee. In Yoruba, Ibeji translates as “twins”.