Ibeyi today announce details of their first North American tour which kicks off this March with an apperance at this year’s SXSW in March. Last November the twins played shows at Joe’s Pub in NYC and Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles and capitvated fans with unique blend of modern pop, hip-hop, electronic and traditional sounds and chants from their Yoruban heritage. Watch the girls performing live their singles “Mama Says” on Jools Holland and “River” at Les Inrocks.
Following their trip to Austin the girls will head to the east coast to officially kick off their tour in Washington D.C. on March 23. The 11 date run will also see the girls visiting Chicago, Minneapolis, Seattle, San Francisco and returning to NYC and Los Angeles. (Full list of dates below).
Ibeyi are 19 year old French Cuban twins, Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz. They are daughters of the late Cuban percussion Anga Díaz. Naomi plays percussive instruments, the Cajon and the Batas, while Lisa plays piano. Together the twins combine modern pop, hip-hop and electronic influences with the traditional sounds of their father’s Yorùbán culture.
Ibeyi North American tour dates:
March 17-12 Austin, TX SXSW
March 24 Washington, D.C. U Street Music Hall
March 25 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
March 26 Montreal, QC Fairmount Theatre
March 27 Toronto, ON The Drake
March 29 Chicago, IL Schubas
March 30 Minneapolis, MN Cedar Cultural Center
April 1 Los Angeles, CA The Masonic Temple
April 2 San Francisco, CA The Independent
April 4 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
April 5 Seattle, WA Neumos
April 6 Vancouver, BC Fortune Sound Club