A report by Marjua Estevez for Vibe. Our thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.
Ibeyi’s eponymous debut album grappled with a heavy past. One that involved familial death, cultural origins and roots.
The French-Cuban globetrotters have since completed a world of milestones, including but not limited to collaborating with the likes of Beyoncé and Alvin Ailey, and landing various esteemed magazine covers.
The 12-track record tackles everything from womanhood and spirituality, to activism and racism, while weaving Ibeyi’s unique fusion of contemporary hip-hop and pop electronic, with traditional sounds of Yorùbá.
You can listen or buy the new album now on iTunes.
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Ibeyi – Ash: An astonishing, beautiful second album from the French-Cuban sisters, Ibeyi
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Q&A: Ibeyi On Redefining “World Music,” Embracing Auto-Tune, & Their New Album Ash
Margaret Farrell, Stereogum, September 28, 2017
Intersect: Why the Yoruba roots of Ibeyi’s new album ‘Ash’ are a necessary force in Latino culture
Remezcla, September 29, 2017
Ibeyi: ‘They tried to bury us, but we were seeds’
Mark Savage, BBC, September 28, 2017