MAY 8 at 7PM — North Beach Bandshell
Pronounced “ee-bey-ee” in Yoruba and meaning twins, Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz combines ritual chants with synths and samplers, jazz vocals.
“Their music is a subtle melange of diverse influences: not just Lisa-Kainde’s soul and jazz leanings and Naomi’s up-to-the-minute beatmaking but the bloodlines of France, Cuba and Africa, including the use of Yoruban chants.”
Ibeyi count among their primary influences Nina Simone, Meshell Ndegeocello, James Blake and their late father, the celebrated Cuban jazz percussionist Miguel “Anga” Diaz.
Beatsmith Naomi plays both the cajón and the batá while Lisa-Kaindé remains more in tune with the musical mythos of Ibeyi’s sound by weaving Yoruba lore deeply into their lyrics.
- Review: Ibeyi, ‘Ibeyi’ (npr.org
- Ibeyi Release The Official Version Of Their Jay Electronica Cover ‘Exhibit Diaz’ (okayafrica.com)