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Okay Acoustic With Ibeyi

In the latest Okayafrica TV episode of Okay Acoustic, French-Cuban twins Ibeyi perform a stripped down "Ibeyi (Outro)" in Central Park


Okayafrica TV caught up with Ibeyi just before the French-Cuban twin sisters mesmerized a packed Central Park SummerStage crowd at the Okayplayer showcase. On the steps of the New York City park, Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé performed an alluring version of their debut album's closing track "Ibeyi (Outro)," which they mentioned is a "traditional song named after the Yoruba word for 'twins'," guided solely by their voices and scattered handclaps. Watch our Okay Acoustic episode with the duo above and check out some pictures from the shoot by Oluwaseye below. For more, revisit our previous Okayafrica TV videos with Ibeyi record digging in NYC and interviewing each other. The sisters' debut self-titled album Ibeyi is out now on XL Recordings.

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9 Black Electronic Musicians You Should Be Listening To

Featuring DJ Lag, Spellling, Nozinja, Klein, LSDXOXO and more.

We know that Black queer DJs from the Midwest are behind the creation of house and dance music. Yet, a look at the current electronic scene will find it terribly whitewashed and gentrified, with the current prominent acts spinning tracks sung by unnamed soulful singers from time to time. Like many art forms created by Black people all over the world, the industry hasn't paid homage to its pioneers, despite the obvious influence they have. Thankfully, the independent music scene is thriving with many Black acts inspired by their forefathers and mothers who are here to revolutionize electronic music. Here are a list of the ones you should check out:

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