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The contemporary French-Cuban sounds of Ibeyi

This week on our Global Notes segment Morning Shift and Radio M host Tony Sarabia brings us the sparse but emotion filled songs of twin French Cuban sisters Lisa Kainde Diaz and Naomi Diaz who describe their music as contemporary Negro spirituals. There are also references to their Yoruba heritage. They call their act Ibeyi which means twins in Yoruban and their blend of hip-hop, electronica, Yoruban chants and jazz is all include on their self-titled debut. PHOTO: Courtesy of Ibeyi/Youtube

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