Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Ibeyi in session at Radio 1

French-Cuban duo Ibeyi are twin sisters Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Díaz. They're the daughters of Buena Vista Social Club percussionist Anga Díaz. And, more importantly, their debut album Ibeyi (it means "twins" in Yoruba) is spellbinding.

A fusion of Lisa-Kaindé's favourite jazz singers (Nina Simone, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald) and Naomi's hip-hop fandom. Simultaneously traditional and innovative, it's a meditation on family, love and history - bound together by the sisters' other-worldly harmonies and a superb use of percussion and atmosphere.

The band descended on the BBC's Maida Vale studios last night for a session with Huw "Hoooo" Stephens. You can listen to it in full below - unless you're on this page after 31 March, in which case it's gone forever :(

If the embedded player above has expired, here are the band doing a session for someone else, but with slightly worse production values.

Ibeyo - River

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