Tag Archives: Yoruba

Preview: Ibeyi @ Shoreditch Town Hall (London, 19th October 2017)

Preview: Ibeyi @ Shoreditch Town Hall (London, 19th October 2017)

In little more than two years, Ibeyi won everyone over with their seducing electro-Afro-Cuban sound and breezy approach. They released a successful self-titled debut album and just published the second one (Ash), they also collaborated with remarkable musicians (Kamasi Washington among others) and even featured in Beyoncè’s “Lemonade”. Their upcoming...
Preview: ÌFÉ @ Rich Mix (London, 23rd September 2016)

Preview: ÌFÉ @ Rich Mix (London, 23rd September 2016)

When we interview an artist or a band, it’s because we are fond of the music they play. With Otura Mun and his latest project, ÌFÉ, it was no exception. We fell in love with their first single, ‘3 Mujeres (Iború Iboya Ibosheshé)’, and still can’t get enough of their...
Interview: Otura Mun – ÌFÉ (April 2016)

Interview: Otura Mun – ÌFÉ (April 2016)

With just two songs and their videos, an unprecedented level of hype was created among Caribbean, African and also Latin music enthusiasts. That’s because ÌFÉ are one of the most surprising and promising new acts coming from the Puerto Rican music scene. As their Yoruba name reflects, they are all...
Review: Ibeyi @ Koko (London, 3rd November 2015)

Review: Ibeyi @ Koko (London, 3rd November 2015)

Packed to the rafters with people vying for any sort of view, Koko played host to the French-Cuban duo Ibeyi for this eagerly anticipated North London gig. Twins Lisa-Kaindé Diaz and Naomi Diaz performed songs from their eponymous album, released earlier this year. Ibeyi is a beautifully crafted record but...
Interview: Ibeyi @ WOMAD (July 2015)

Interview: Ibeyi @ WOMAD (July 2015)

No matter that time is limited, the rain is pouring down or that backstage hustle and bustle is off the scale. When you have the chance to interview the most up-and-coming act of the year – and one of the most charming and stylish- you just have to seize the...
Preview: Ibeyi @ Koko (London, 3rd November 2015)

Preview: Ibeyi @ Koko (London, 3rd November 2015)

They’re little more than twenty years old, released just one album and their career debuted only two years ago… But they’ve already turned the music world upside-down! Lisa-Kainde and Naomi Diaz, better known as Ibeyi, will soon turn Koko, London and the U.K.upside-down too with their forthcoming tour, which will see...
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