Ibeyi, made up of Cuban-born, Paris-based twin sisters Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz, is an electronic doom soul duo who are forging a new spiritual sound with their debut EP Oya. The 19-year-old musicians are XL Recordings‘ newest signees, and their introductory singles “Oya” and “River” possess a hypnotic blend of hip-hop, electronica, and blues infused with Yoruba prayers and folk songs that will transport you to a higher realm upon first listen.
Singing in French, English, Spanish and Yoruba, Ibeyi count among their primary influences Nina Simone, Meshell Ndegeocello, James Blake and their late father, the celebrated Cuban jazz percussionist Miguel “Anga” Diaz. Ibeyi’s vocal range, which wavers from the raspy and wraith-like to the sonorous and divine, is ideal for their sonic palette which revels in the phantasmagorical groove of liturgical Yoruba songs. Besides singing in Yoruba–which was brought to Cuba by West African slaves–Ibeyi honor their father’s legacy and Afro-Cuban heritage through their percussive production and use of live instruments. Beatsmith Naomi plays both the cajón and the batá while Lisa-Kaindé remains more in tune with the musical mythos of Ibeyi’s sound by weaving Yoruba lore deeply into their lyrics. “River” is dedicated to the goddess Oshun (the mother of the Ibeyi, and their first single and EP are both named for Oya (the benevolent orisha who took the Ibeyi in after Oshun was accused of witchcraft for birthing twins and kicked them out).
i notice this guy primarily targets black men.
obviously to get a negative response.
then comments under his videos scream
"its just a prank!!!"
"black people are so aggressive!!!"*extreme side eye*
Today we’re in the hood……..
they are going to learn to stop playing with our lives for their enjoyment.
My coworker. Go AWF girl.
Yet another things that gets me. These particular white people probably knew other white people with “dreads.” And those white people make other white people think we have to gunk our hair up to maintain it, and do other wild shit. A LOT of white people do not know that this is very natural to kinky-textured folk. This one white girl assumed that I don’t wash my hair. Openly, in conversation. "You don’t wash your hair, right?" I wanted to die.