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Ibeyi's self-titled debut is one you need to hear

The twins behind Ibeyi — Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz — have combined their French, Cuban and Yoruba heritage to create an enthralling first record.
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Musical duo Ibeyi have a bond that goes beyond being twins. Lisa-Kaindé Diaz and Naomi Diaz combine their French, Cuban and Yoruba heritage to make enthralling music — and we at believe their self-titled debut record is one you need to hear. 

Their music honours their past while being decidedly forward thinking. It's a captivating mix of jazz, electro, world music and R&B. 

The twins join Shad in studio q to discuss their debut effort and perform three songs. 

WEB EXTRA | The video for River — as mentioned on air — is particularly intense. In it, the sisters are held under water by a pair of arms. Watch it below and listen to today's segment for the backstory. 

Plus, for comparison, here's Jay Electronica's orginal version of Better In Tune With The Infinite. Listen to Ibeyi's stunning, melodic cover in today's segment. 

 

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