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Ibeyi Share New Ballad 'Ghosts'

French-Cuban twin sister duo Ibeyi share the new piano ballad "Ghosts," off their upcoming XL Recordings debut.


On the heels of the release of their debut LP on XL Recordings, French-Cuban twin sister duo Ibeyi share the latest taste off the album with "Ghosts" — a meditative ballad built on lush piano chords & booming cajón percussion. The track recently premiered on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show as one of his "Hottest Records In The World." After the stream, Lowe speaks to Ibeyi sister Lisa-Kainde Diaz about the highly intimate setting for the album's recording sessions and their upcoming North American tour dates. Listen to "Ghosts" below, Ibeyi is due February 17 on XL and is up for pre-order now oniTunes/Amazon UK/XL US Store.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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