On Wednesday, March 28, starting 3 am, From the Soundboard will continue to celebrate Women History Month by focusing on the Electronic French Afro-Cuban duo named Ibeyi.
Ibeyi (pronounced ee-bey-ee) is the Parisian musical duo of twin sisters Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz, who meld elements of Afro-Cuban roots music and electro doom soul. Their name comes from the Yoruban language and translates as "twins." The two were born in Cuba, and sing in both English and Yoruban. Their father, the late conguero Miguel "Anga" Diaz (Buena Vista Social Club), passed away while the women were still in their teens. Their mother Maya insisted that the pair compose and perform. [Thom Jurek - All Music Guide]