IBEYI – ” River “

Posted: February 14, 2015 in MUSIC
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Ahead of its release this weekend February 17th, Ibeyi’s self-titled debut album is currently available for fans to stream in full. The highly anticipated album features their singles “Ghosts” and “Mama Says.” Throughout the album, the various musical and cultural influences that inspire the Paris-based, French-Cuban twins can be heard vividly. The album also features “River,” the single which helped Ibeyi gain the attention of the media.

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XL Recordings are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year with a special label history spanning compilation  and looking back at all the artists they’ve broken and albums they’ve released is a firm reminder of the label’s great taste. French-Cuban twins Ibeyi are next in line.

They just released their debut EP, “Oya”, via XL and have recorded their debut album with the label’s founder, Richard Russell. The two twins, Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Diaz, are daughters of the late Cuban percussion legend Anga Diaz, and mix the traditional Yoruba music of their heritage with modern styles and influences that range from electronic music to dance hall. Their first two songs, “Oya” and “River,” , are at once timeless and modern. There’s a spiritual, soulful element to the music that makes it feel as if it comes straight from the heart, and the unique blend of influences .

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