Ibeyi’s sophomore album ‘Ash’ is finally here

image3-1504190574-640x640-1506711957-640x640.jpg

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

http://www.theskinny.co.uk/music/reviews/albums/ibeyi-ash

Q&A: Ibeyi On Redefining “World Music,” Embracing Auto-Tune, & Their New Album Ash

Margaret Farrell, Stereogum, September 28, 2017

https://www.stereogum.com/1964312/qa-ibeyi-on-redefining-world-music-their-sophomore-album-ash/franchises/interview

Intersect: Why the Yoruba roots of Ibeyi’s new album ‘Ash’ are a necessary force in Latino culture

Remezcla, September 29, 2017

http://remezcla.com/features/music/ibeyi-ash-album-review-intersect

Ibeyi: ‘They tried to bury us, but we were seeds’

Mark Savage, BBC, September 28, 2017

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-41366656

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s