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Single Serving: Ibeyi – Mama Says


Twin sisters Ibeyi have just released a beautifully emotive track entitled “Mama Says.” Austere and heartbreaking, the tune tells the story of a woman who has lost her husband and is trapped in despair.

Daughters of the famed Cuban percussionist Anga Díaz, the sisters don’t fall far from the tree: The song is sung in both English and Yoruba, and accented by elegant piano and Cajon, a Peruvian percussive instrument. They’ve got an aesthetic like Billie Holiday and the vocal chops to back it up.

Take a listen below, and keep an eye out for the debut full-length to be released via XL Recordings.