Ibeyi covers The FADER's Diaspora issue | Read the story now

Credit all photos and cover to The FADER/Amber Mahoney
Read the cover story HERE 
Today it’s been announced that Ibeyi are featured cover stars on The FADER’s first-ever Diaspora themed issue, on newsstands May 23 and available to read online today HERE


The FADER’s Anupa Mistry met Ibeyi in Cuba, where they discuss the significance of the country, growing up in Paris where they first practiced batá drumming and Yoruba chants, and the strong influence of Afro-Cuban faith practices on their music. They also speak about honoring the death of their father and sister in music, their emotional 2015 self-titled debut album they made as teenagers, and their forthcoming album for XL Recordings — a more uplifting and vital effort made during a dark time in the world.

Ibeyi is 22-year-old French-Cuban twins Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz.  Since the release of their stunning self-titled debut album in February 2015, Ibeyi have been captivating audiences across the globe with their unique blend of modern pop, hip-hop and electronic influenced with the traditional sounds of Yorùbá. 
In 2016 as Ibeyi finished up a global tour and headed back into the studio to work on their sophomore album, the adoration their music had garnered revealed itself through requests for: the twins to perform at the Chanel Cruise 2016/17 fashion show in Cuba, an appearance in Beyoncé’s video for Lemonade, and Maura Bigonzetti’s ‘Deep,’ a performance choreographed to music by Ibeyi for Alvin Ailey’s Dance Theatre.

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