Label: XL RECORDINGS
Release Date: May 6, 2022
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beyi are French Afro-Cuban twin sisters Lisa-Kainde and Naomi Diaz. Performing from a young age, the daughters of famed Cuban percussionist Ánga Diaz, have released two critically acclaimed albums - a self-titled debut in 2015 and Ash in 2017. Ibeyi's Spell 31 is their boldest offering yet, an antidote to apathy in a divided world. Ethereal, crystalized signature Ibeyi harmonies are fused with gospel, persuasive percussion, momentous deeply resonant bass, and electronic neo soul expressions, transporting us into a sublime rawness that is refined by Richard Russell's precise hand and synthesized into astonishing clarity.
They have toured extensively across Europe, the US, Canada, Mexico, South America, Australia and Asia garnering devoted fans around the globe, including Beyoncé, ADELE, Quincy Jones, Erykah Badu, Angélique Kidjo, Lin-Manuel Miranda & more; whilst also having been invited to perform for icons - from Karl Lagerfeld to Prince.
Previous collaborations include tracks with Kamasi Washington, Meshell Ndegeocello, Mala Rodriguez and Chilly Gonzalez on their sophomore album. On Spell 31 they collaborate with Jorja Smith, Pa Salieu and BERWYN.
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