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IBEYI

IBEYI

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Released: 16th Feb 2015

£9.99


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Released: 16th Feb 2015

£16.99

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the 19 year old French Cuban twins' debut is a set of "contemporary negro spirituals" that combine a love of two very different worlds – the Yoruba chants of their ancestors & the electronic, hip hop & jazz influences of growing up in the city.

Naomi & Lisa­Kainde Diaz caught our attention a while back when we were lucky enough to see them live (they are astonishing performers) & now their debut album fulfils all our expectations. They are daughters of the late Cuban percussion Anga Diaz. Naomi plays percussive instruments, the Cajon & the Batas, while Lisa plays piano. from finger clicks to multi-layered instrumentation, 'ibeyi' cleverly manages to be both sparse & lush in a similar way to nina simone or her more modern successor, laura mvula. it's a really interesting & inventive record that pulls you back in time & time again & is likely to appeal to fans of the aforementioned as well as bjork, fka twigs or rokia traore.

natasha recommends: extraordinary, magical vocals inventively interwoven with electronic, jazz & hip hop influences. stunningly fresh.

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Tracklist

  1. Eleggua (Intro)
  2. Oya
  3. Ghosts
  4. River
  5. Think Of You
  6. Behind The Curtain
  7. Stranger / Lover
  8. Mama Says
  9. Weatherman
  10. Faithful
  11. Yanira
  12. Singles
  13. Ibeyi (Outro)