Ibeyi debut brand new song "Exhibit Diaz" | Extend worldwide tour

Ibeyi debut brand new song "Exhibit Diaz" | Extend worldwide tour



Recently named by NPR as one of their ’25 Favorite Albums of 2015 + NPR named Ibeyi one of their ‘Favorite Artists of 2015.’

Since releasing their debut album in February of this year, it has been well documented that the Ibeyi twin-sisters Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Diaz are dedicated fans of hip-hop. Today they release their unique interpretation of the cult Jay Electronica track “Better In Tune With The Infinite (Bibo No Aozora)” which they have named “Exhibit Diaz”.

Since hearing the original version of Jay Electronica’s never released track (that draws upon a haunting piano sample by composer Ryuichi Sakamoto) the sisters immediately went away and learnt every lyric, turned Jay’s rapping into a sung vocal line and worked it into their very next live show – where it has remained ever since and subsequently became a fan favourite.

“Exhibit Diaz” was produced by Richard Russell at his Residence La Revolution studio, London, in July 2015.

Hear it Here:

Meanwhile, Ibeyi continue to take their critically acclaimed live shows to every corner of the globe, from The Park Stage at Glastonbury to the Summerstage in Central Park New York and everywhere in between. Today they announce an extension to the world tour. See full details below:

24th July WOMAD Festival Malmesbury

30th July Les Nuits De Fourviere Lyon

31st July Esperanzah! Floreffe


2nd August Fiest’a Sète Sète

3rd August Les Prairies De La Mer Grimaud

12th August Musikfestwochen Winterthur

13th August Haldern Pop Festival Haldern

14th August Way Out West Festival Gothenburg

15th August Oya Festival Oslo


18th September Mayan Theatre Los Angeles

19th September Symbiosis Gathering Oakdale

22nd September Mill City Nights Minneapolis

23rd September Thalia Hall Chicago

24th September The Ready Room St Louis

26th September Mercy Lounge Nashville

27th September Terminal West Atlanta

28th September Haw River Ballroom Graham

30th September 9:30 Club Washington


2nd October Webster Hall New York

3rd October Royale Boston

4th October Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre Montreal

9th October Ancienne Belgique Brussels

10th October La Cartonnerie Reims

12th October Le Trianon Paris

13th October La Vapeur Dijon

14th October Nancy Jazz Pulsations Nancy

16th October Ouest Park Festival Le Havre


2nd November Concorde 2 Brighton

3rd November Koko London

4th November Trinity Bristol

6th November Oobleck Birmingham

7th November Brudenell Leeds

8th November Gorilla Manchester

10th November King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut Glasgow

18th November Le Bikini Toulouse

19th November Paloma Nimes

20th November Théâtre de Villefranche Villefranche Sur SaÔne


8th December Melkweg Oude Zaal Amsterdam

9th December Mojo Club Hamburg

11th December Kesselhaus Berlin

12th December Kantine Cologne

13th December Technikum Münich

Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Diaz are daughters of the late Cuban percussion 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 Yoruba.

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Ibeyi debut brand new song "Exhibit Diaz" | Extend worldwide tour