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Ibeyi Share The Haunting Black-And-White Visuals For 'Ghosts'

French-Cuban twin sisters Ibeyi share the music video for "Ghosts," off their upcoming XL Recordings debut LP.


Having just shared their new single with BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe, French-Cuban twin sisters Ibeyi now drop the appropriately phantasmagorical black-and-white visuals for "Ghosts." The video for their meditative ballad was directed by Ed Morris, who also shot the twins' video of the year choice "Mama Says" and "River." It features murky, superimposed shots of sisters Naomi & Lisa-Kaindé Díaz playing piano and beating on the cajón in a dark home. Watch Ibeyi's video for "Ghosts" below and look out for them their first North American tour. Ibeyi is due February 17 on XL Recordings and is up for pre-order now on iTunes/Amazon UK/XL US Store.

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Bobi Wine's Release Detailed in Latest Episode of 'The Messenger'

Trauma is the topic on the podcast's latest episode: "The Ballot or The Bullet."

The latest episode of The Messenger is something to behold.

Created by Sudanese-American rapper Bas, The Messenger throws the spotlight on the thunderous circumstances many African countries face, with a close focus on Ugandan politician Bobi Wine.

In his most recent traumatic experience, Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi were released from a nearly two-week military house arrest following the ruling of a Ugandan court. Keeping up with current events and circumstances that Wine finds himself in, the latest episode of the podcast recounts the traumatic events that led to Wine's very public abuse and eventual house arrest.

Upon his release, Wine spoke with The Messenger and had this to say, "I want to remind the world that we went in this election knowing how corrupt the staff of the electoral commission is. We saw this through the campaign and the world saw how much was oppressed, how biased and one sided the electoral commission was, and how much it was in the full grip of General Museveni. And therefore we are going to test every legal test, we shall take every legal test. We shall take every legal step. And indeed we shall take every moral and morally proactive, nonviolent, but legal and peaceful step to see that we liberate ourselves. The struggle has not ended. It is just beginning."

Listen to Episode 7 of The Messenger here.

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