IBEYI at Mill City Nights
September 22, 2015 at Mill City Nights
Presented by AEG Live
Event Details: Ibeyi
Venue: Mill City Nights
Show Date/Time: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 9pm. Doors 8pm. Ages 18+
GA Tickets: $20.00 ($25 day of show). A limited number of reserved balcony seats are available for $39.50.
Tickets on sale this Friday, May 29th at 10am at the Mill City Nights box office, at The Electric Fetus in Minneapolis, Discland in Bloomington, Down in the Valley in Golden Valley, by calling 1-888-9-AXS-TIX or online at www.millcitynights.com.
Lisa and Naomi Diaz are the daughters of the late Cuban percussionist Anga Diaz. Naomi plays percussive instruments, the Cajon and the Batas, while Lisa plays piano. Together the twins have learned the songs of their father's culture, Yoruba. Yoruba travelled from West Africa to Cuba with slavery in the 1700s. The Yoruba people have the highest twinning rate in the World, and twins occupy an important position within Yoruba culture. Ibeyi is pronounced "ee-bey-ee" and translates as "Twins" in Yoruban. Ibeyi sing in English and Yoruban, and have created a minimalist sound that merges elements of their heritage with their natural love of modern music as teenagers growing up in Paris, citing artists such as James Blake and King Krule amongst their wide range of influences. Ibeyi are currently recording their debut album for XL, with Richard Russell on production. Their single River is essentially a gospel song sung over a sparse beat, and it is both awesome and otherworldly. (Stereogum) Youre unlikely to hear anything as startlingly original all year. (NME) If this doesnt lift your spirit, literally nothing will. (Disco Naivete)
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