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Ibeyi Perform A Soulful Rendition Of 'River' On VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live

Watch French-Cuban twin duo Ibeyi perform "River," a track from their self-titled debut album, on VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live.


Currently on tour in support of their XL Recordings debut album, French-Cuban twin duo Ibeyi (Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz) stopped by VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live to perform their song "River." Like the recorded version of the track, this live rendition features stuttered beats and airy background effects, though the sisters seem to have a bit more fun with the song as they sing the haunting words with a certain looseness. The duo keep the underlying seriousness of "River" but, with their pure smiles, they give the song a joy and near playfulness. Ibeyi also spoke with Big Morning Buzz Live hosts Nick Lachey and Michelle Buteau in a short interview, explaining the music video behind "River" and how their relationship as sisters plays into their roles as musicians. Watch Ibeyi perform "River" on Big Morning Buzz Live, and their interview with Lachey and Buteau, below. For more from Ibeyi, revisit their 'Day Out' record shopping with Okayafrica TV in NYC.

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Listen to Femi Kuti's New Song 'As We Struggle Everyday'

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Femi Kuti shares his new single, "As We Struggle Everyday," the latest drop from the upcoming double album Legacy +, a joint endeavor with his son Made Kuti.

"As We Struggle Everyday" is a politically-charged afrobeat tune about people having the voting power to hold their 'leaders' accountable, but often failing to do so. Throughout the song, Femi sings "As we struggle everyday We try to find a better way See these leaders wey suppose jail Na him my people dem dey hail."

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Legacy +, which is due out February 5 from Partisan Records, includes a full album by Femi titled Stop The Hate and an album by his son, Made, titled For(e)ward. The pair have previously shared the singles "Pà Pá Pà" and "Your Enemy" off the upcoming release.

Listen to Femi Kuti's "As We Struggle Everyday" below.

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