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Watch Ibeyi Channel Yoruba Deities In Their High-Spirited Tiny Desk Concert

Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Díaz, better known as Ibeyi, are the latest artists to appear on NPR's Tiny Desk concert series.

The French-Cuban duo performed stripped down versions of four of their songs including "Oddudua," which the twins sing in Yoruba, "Deathless," "Valé," and "Transmission/Michaelion," from their 2017 album Ash.


In true Ibeyi fashion, the twins compliment one another with textured, spirit-filled vocals backed by keyboard riffs and batá drums, channeling their Afro-Cuban heritage.

Watch the full Tiny Desk Concert below, and revisit our in-depth review of their latest album Ash in which writer Alisha Acquaye in which she breaks down how the album is an "empowering soundtrack to the elements and the fight for equality."

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