22-year-old French-Cuban twins Ibeyi (Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz) have announced a gig at Manchester’s Band on the Wall.
The duo have been praised for their live performances which combined a mixture of ancient and modern music. They will perform three UK dates as part of their European tour.
The announcement follows the release of their new single Away Away. Away Away pushes forward the unique, cross-cultural sound that Ibeyi have become so widely recognized for. The duo, who split their time between Paris, Cuba and London, explain that the song is about “looking out onto the world’s craziness, which is symbolized by the sirens heard in the track, and wondering if the promises of a better world will be made true?” Culminating with a Yoruba chant for the Orisha Aggayu (the ferryman-like god who provides strength), the songs upbeat tempo carries the listener away with Ibeyi on their pursuit of affirming a better world.
Ibeyi released their self-titled debut album in February 2015. They have since captivated audiences across the world, blending modern pop, hip-hop and electronic influences with the traditional sounds of Yorùbá.
Where and when are Ibeyi performing in Manchester?
Ibeyi perform at Manchester’s Ban on the Wall on 20 November 2017. They are performing three UK dates:
18 November – Bristol, Thekla
19 November – London, Shoreditch Town Hall
20 November – Manchester, Band on the Wall
When do tickets for Ibeyi performing at Band on the Wall go on sale?
Tickets for Ibeyi at Manchester’s Band on the Wall, go on sale 9am Friday 16 June.
Image of Ibeyi courtesy Ambert Mahoney