Ibeyi

  • France
  • Cuba
  • Sensual soul pop incantation

From Paris to Montreal. From Tokyo to Havana. One name is on everybody’s lips. With Ash, the Franco-Cubans of Ibeyi have succeeded in establishing themselves as the irreplaceable queens of a style they have made their very own. Daughters of the percussionist Miguel Anga Díaz of Buena Vista Social Club, the two twin sisters marry their warm voices with great subtlety to a minimalist sound tinged with soul, electro and hip-hop. While one gets her piano to sing, the other hammers out a throbbing rhythm on her cajón, accompanied by Yoruba incantations. An ever more pressing invitation to dance with the spirits of the dead, but above all with those of the living.