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G Tunes – In Love With Ibeyi

[ 0 ] February 24, 2015 |

Ibeyi

Ibeyi is a twin sister duo of French and Cuban ancestry. Their eponymous debut album is out now (on XL Recordings), and it’s beautiful! They sing in English and Yoruba, a Nigerian language that traveled to Cuba in the 1700s via slavery, and often about Orishas like Oya, for example. Their voices are lovely, their harmonies are in flawless and their overall sound is ethereal but funky. There’s a lot of homage to their Afro-Cuban heritage via heavy use of drums.

Their father Anga Díaz, was a popular percussionist, and served as one of their musical inspirations along with Frank Ocean, James Blake, and King Krule. I encourage you to purchase it because it’s that good but you can listen below, in case you need more convincing.

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Starrene Rhett Rocque is a recovering journalist who often fantasizes about becoming a shotgun-toting B-movie heroine.