Ibeyi have released a new song titled Away Away which pushes forward the unique, cross-cultural sound that Ibeyi have become so widely recognized for. The duo, who split their time between Paris, Cuba and London, explain that the song is about “looking out onto the world’s craziness, which is symbolized by the sirens heard in the track, and wondering if the promises of a better world will be made true?” Culminating with a Yoruba chant for the Orisha Aggayu (the ferryman-like god who provides strength), the songs upbeat tempo carries the listener away with Ibeyi on their pursuit of affirming a better world.

They have also announced that they will tour Europe this autumn. Praised for a mesmerizing live performance that combines a mixture of ancient and modern music, the tour will start in their home country of France this September and you will not want to miss them live. Noisey exclaimed, “It’s tough to tear your eyes from the live performance.”

Ibeyi are 22-year-old French-Cuban twins Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz. Since the release of their critically-acclaimed, self-titled debut album in February 2015, Ibeyi have been captivating audiences across the globe with their unique blend of modern pop, hip-hop and electronic influences with the traditional sounds of Yorùbá. At the end of 2016 the adoration of their debut album revealed itself through requests for the twins to perform at the Chanel Cruise 2016/17 fashion show in Cuba, an appearance in Beyoncé’s video for Lemonade, and Maura Bigonzetti’s Deep, a performance choreographed to music by Ibeyi for Alvin Ailey’s Dance Theatre.

TOUR DATES 2017

November

Date Venue
Sat 18th Thekla Bristol
Sun 19th Shoreditch Town Hall London
Mon 20th Band On The Wall Manchester

Tickets are now on sale

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