News Brief
Photo: Gio Kardava (via XL)

Ibeyi Return With Hypnotizing New Song 'Recurring Dream'

Afro-Cuban twin sisters Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz are back.

Ibeyi—longtime OkayAfrica favorites—have been relatively quiet for a while, but they've now shared the new single "Recurring Dream," an original song written from Ed Morris' film How to Stop a Recurring Dream.

The Afro-Cuban twin sister duo of Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz made their mark with their XL Recordings albums Ibeyi (2015) and Ash (2017), as well as notable features like being in Beyoncé's Lemonade. They now return with the hypnotizing, synth-lead "Recurring Dream."

Ibeyi previously worked with director Ed Morris on several music videos, including the standout "River." His new film, How to Stop A Recurring Dream, stars Ruby Barker (Bridgerton) and is available for streaming now.

Ibeyi are currently working on their third studio album. In the meantime, check out "Recurring Dream" below and revisit their performance for OkayAcoustic underneath.

Keep reading... Show less
Popular

Erykah Badu, Ibeyi, Janelle Monáe and More Will Headline The 2018 Afropunk Festival

The 2018 Afropunk Festival line-ups are lit.

A few hours ago we were hit with an Instagram post a little too casually which revealed a beautiful line-up for the 2018 Afropunk Festival in Brooklyn and Atlanta.

Last year in Johannesburg, SA, nearly 70,000 lovers of all things afro-centric attended the Afropunk Festival. By the looks of the 2018 line-ups, it would seem Afropunk is trying to top that this year.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

news.

4 Artists Preserving Santería, Kumina & Yoruba Religion Through Their Music

Acts like Ibeyi, Daymé Arocena, Zara McFarlane and Sibusile Xaba are creating spaces for spirituality and religion in their songs.

Watch Ibeyi Channel Yoruba Deities In Their High-Spirited Tiny Desk Concert

Start your morning off right with this moving performance from twin duo, Ibeyi.

popular.