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    Tue, 02 Dec 2014 15:39:31

    Ibeyi to Release Self-Titled Debut in February - Check out a new song + see track listing

    Ibeyi will issue their self-titled debut album via XL on February 17.

    It was produced by XL founder Richard Russell.

    Who are Ibeyi? Well, we are glad you asked.

    They are 19-year-old French-Cuban twins named Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Diaz. They are daughters of the late Cuban percussionist Anga Diaz. Naomi plays percussive instruments, the Cajon and the Batas, while Lisa plays piano.

    Together, the twins combine modern pop, hip-hop and electronic influences with the traditional sounds of their father's Yorùbán culture.

    The album cover artwork features a photograph of the twins taken in 2014 as well as an alternative, interchangeable cover featuring a photograph of them as children.

    Want an early taste? Check out the deeply personal and moving video for "Mama Says," which features the twins alongside their mother.

    Mama Says, indeed!

    Track Listing:

    1. Eleggua (Intro)
    2. Oya
    3. Ghosts
    4. River
    5. Think Of You
    6. Behind The Curtain
    7. Stranger / Lover
    8. Mama Says
    9. Weatherman
    10. Faithful
    11. Yanira
    12. Singles
    13. Ibeyi (Outro)

    Do you have a fave set of twins? The Olsens? Ibeyi? Knox and Viv Jolie-Pitt?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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