Feministing Jamz: Artist you need to know – Ibeyi

our mudflap girl, jammin on her headphones

Ibeyi are French-Cubana twins Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz. The daughters of accomplished Afro-Cuban percussionist Anga Díaz (of Buena Vista Social Club fame), they put out their Oya EP a few weeks ago, and I’ve had their gorgeous melodies and sparse beats in my head nonstop.

Two brownskinned women, one with an afro, the other with long and curly hair, wearing gold accessories.

The Oya EP just has two distinct tracks, but their voices keep me coming back to them. The video for River – sung in English and Yoruba, and dedicated to river goddess Oshun - is an intense, simple, yet visually stunning single-shot video of a baptism, where the submerged women emerge only to sing their parts.

You can find the Oya EP on Spotify.

1bfea3e7449eff65a94e2e55a8b7acda-bpfullVerónica loves that creepy video.

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