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Singing Africa: Ibeyi in Concert at the Variety Playhouse

Part of France-Atlanta 2017

Franco-Cuban twins Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Diaz of hit duo Ibeyi bring their soulful voices and magnetic stage presence to Atlanta for a night of electrifying music.

The 22-year-old sisters — who sing in English and Yoruba, the language of their Nigerian ancestors who arrived in Cuba as slaves — burst onto the music scene in 2015 with their self-titled debut album, which blends hip-hop, jazz, and soul with electronic beats and traditional instruments. They have just released their second album, "Ash." The pair draws influence from both their Parisian upbringing and the Afro-Cuban musical tradition of their father, famed Cuban percussionist Angà Diaz. Ibeyi means “twins” in Yoruba.

 


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