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Primavera’s Expansive 2018 Lineup Proved Festivals Can Still Be Exhilarating

"Welcome to the best festival in the world," Adam Granduciel said shortly into the War On Drugs' set at Barcelona's Primavera Sound. It was Thursday…
Ryan Leas | June 3, 2018 - 1:37 pm


Q&A: Ibeyi On Redefining “World Music,” Embracing Auto-Tune, & Their New Album Ash

Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Díaz are twin sisters who make up the aptly named duo Ibeyi, which translates to "Twins" in the Yoruban language of West…
Margaret Farrell | September 28, 2017 - 12:33 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week's big videos were Iggy Azalea's take on Kill Bill and Ariana Grande's take on (I guess) Barbarella, and they were both straight trash.
Tom Breihan | August 15, 2014 - 2:53 pm

More Ibeyi stories

Everything Is Recorded Announces Debut Album Feat. Sampha, Damon Albarn, Kamasi Washington, Owen Pallett

Last year, XL Recordings co-founder Richard Russell gave us a taste of his collaborative project Everything Is Recorded with the impeccably produced Close But Not
Julia Gray | January 18, 2018 - 11:01 am

Ibeyi – “Me Voy” (Feat. Mala Rodriguez) Video

Ibeyi shared a new song from their forthcoming album, Ash, which is due out at the end of the month. The track is called "Me…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 14, 2017 - 4:28 pm

Everything Is Recorded – “Mountains Of Gold” (Feat. Sampha, Ibeyi, Wiki, & Kamasi Washington) Video

When you own a big-deal record label like XL Recordings, you can get all sorts of people to guest on your songs. Close But Not
Peter Helman | September 7, 2017 - 8:06 pm

Ibeyi – “Deathless” (Feat. Kamasi Washington) Video

Two years ago, the French-Cuban twin-sister duo Ibeyi released their self-titled debut album, one of those albums that takes its time revealing itself but which…
Tom Breihan | August 31, 2017 - 10:55 am

Ibeyi – “Stranger / Lover (Mark Ronson Re-fix)”

Ibeyi comprises Lisa-Kaindé Díaz and Naomi Diaz, twin sisters who happen to be the daughters of Buena Vista Social Club's Miguel "Anga" Díaz. Their self-titled…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 7, 2015 - 1:37 pm

Ibeyi – “Stranger / Lover” Video

Lisa-Kaindé Diaz and Naomi Diaz are the twin daughters of Buena Vista Social Club percussionist Anga Díaz, and together, they make music as Ibeyi. The…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 16, 2015 - 3:10 pm

Flying Lotus, Shamir Appear In New Apple Music Commercial

Apple introduced their streaming service Apple Music less than two months ago, and they've just launched a new "Discovery" ad campaign. The first commercial features…
Peter Helman | August 23, 2015 - 6:50 pm

Ibeyi – “Exhibit Diaz”

Ibeyi are a pair of 20-year-old French-Cuban twin sisters, and their self-titled debut album features a fusion of electronic elements, hip-hop, and traditional Yorùbán music.
Caitlin White | July 29, 2015 - 1:31 pm

Ibeyi – “Ghosts” Video

Ibeyi is the duo of two twin sisters, the French-Cuban daughters of Buena Vista Social Club percussionist Anga Díaz. Their video for "River," which we…
Tom Breihan | January 15, 2015 - 4:51 pm

Ibeyi – “River” Video

The two members of the duo Ibeyi are the French-Cuban twin sisters Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Díaz, daugthers of the Cuban percussionist and Buena Vista Social…
Tom Breihan | August 8, 2014 - 10:24 am