Meet the Franco-Cuban twin sister duo, Ibeyi. “Ghosts” is our choice track from their self-titled debut album (2015). From start to finish, Ibeyi is a hauntingly beautiful work of art. Euro-soul meets Afro-Cuban, mixed with hip-hop, Yoruba chants and down-tempo electronica. Their father, Cuban percussionist Anga Diaz, played with bands like Buena Vista Social Club, making the Diaz twins virtually born into a house of sound. The two insist they’ve vastly different styles, but when woven together they “create a world of intoxicating beauty, in songs that are smart, sweet and emotionally cracked wide open.”(NPR).
What tunes inspire the Ibeyi twins? Take a listen to their Guest DJ list from NPR’s Alt Latino.