© Olivier Saillant
THE IBEYI DUO
PERFORMANCE IN CUBA
Daughters of the Cuban percussionist Angá Diaz, a member of the Buena Vista Social Club, the French-Cuban twin sisters Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz sing in English and Yoruba, an African language brought to Cuba in the 17th century. Their band name, meaning “twins,” is a reference to the celebration of multiple births in traditional Yoruba culture.
Ibeyi sisters performed one of their songs during the Cruise 2016/17 show, walking the runway to a piano tune, and then gave a concert on the San Cristóbal cathedral square.