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Stream Yoruba Doom Soul Sisters Ibeyi's New Single 'Mama Says'

Stream "Mama Says," the new single from Paris-based Afro-Cuban twin sister duo Ibeyi.


Barely a month after we reported on the ethereal doom soul stylings of Afro-Cuban vocalists and multi-instrumentalists Ibeyi, the rising duo have returned with a captivating new single titled "Mama Says." The somber lyrics of the track from Paris-based twin sisters Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Diaz recount the loss of a loved one and retains the spiritual vibe introduced on their debut EP Oya with a harmonious invocation in Yoruba of Eleggua, the orisha of beginnings and endings. Lisa-Kaindé takes lead vocals on the tune and plays a simple piano melody accompanied by Naomi's booming cajón and body percussion. A live version of the track has been floating around since last summer, but this studio cut produced by Richard Russell premiered only a few days ago on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show. "Mama Says" is available for purchase on iTunes. Stream it below.

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