Ibeyi’s sophomore album ‘Ash’ is finally here


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.

After releasing lead singles “Away Away” and “Deathless,” Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz simultaneously drop a third audiovisual (above) and their long-awaited sophomore LP, Ash.

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.

For more coverage go to

Ibeyi – Ash: An astonishing, beautiful second album from the French-Cuban sisters, Ibeyi

Kenza Marland, The Skinny, September 27, 2017


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


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