Lisa-Kaindé Diaz and Naomi Diaz: Ibeyi
I discovered this gorgeous French-Cuban twin sister duo some months ago during a random internet browsing session, and I was drawn to the album artwork of their self-titled debut project, and decided to purchase the LP on vinyl. Their music is a blend of Yoruba, French, and Afro-Cuban culture infused with jazz and heavy percussions. Music is naturally in their blood; their father was Cuban percussionist Miguel "Anga" Diaz.
The fraternal sisters mesh magically when they are on stage performing music together, but off stage, they are complete opposites, and at times, don't understand one another. "We don't have the same way of living life, "Naomi says. Lisa adds, "We have a weird relationship. We love each other, course - more than anything, but we don't really understand each other. We realized that music was our way to communicate, and a way to mix ourselves and just be together."
The girls were also featured in Beyonce's Lemonade film. Definitely a good look when the Queen Bey co-signs you.
Listen to their debut album, Ibeyi, on Spotify. Or here.