Smoldering, fearless and pimped Ibeyi-performance at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

The twins performed "Deathless" with a bunch of guests

Ibeyi have kicked off 2018 with a handful of stunning live performances for NPR’s Tiny Desk series, Live From Here with Chris Thile and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. They were joined by the Harlem Gospel Choir and Isaiah Barr of Onyx Collective for a moving performance of their single empowering “Deathless,” which fittingly airs on the last day of Black History Month. The song is a single off of Ibeyi’s sophomore album "Ash "(out on XL Recordings) and was written by Lisa-Kaindé Díaz in the wake of an experience in which the police racially profiled her. “I wrote Deathless as an anthem for everybody,” Lisa-Kaindé says, “for every minority. For everybody that feels that they are nothing, that feels small, that feels not cared about and I want them to listen to our song and for three minutes feel large, powerful, deathless.”

Altough when the sisters present their jazz-soul-hiphop-african beats medley in a duo, they always enchant their audience but this time it was even more powerful because of the Harlem Gospel Choir and Isaiah Barr who joined them with passionate tunes. Fearless, unrestrained, ancient female energies came to life in the forceful, red-black coloured space.

Seeing Ibeyi live was chills-inducing, charming and healing” - The Stranger

Watch the sinister and smoldering performance of the impetuous Ibeyi twins - Lisa-Kaindé Diaz and Naomi Diaz - HERE!

Ibeyi make appearance on Live from Here as well. On Saturday, February 24 Ibeyi joined Chris Thile and company in St. Paul, MN to tape four songs for the program - Listen HERE!

To celebrate the release of Ash, Ibeyi are continuing their global tour into 2018 with a French and European tour in March before returning to North America this April for their second appearance at Coachella and headline shows in San Francisco, San Diego and Austin, TX. They have also just announced that they’ll be joining David Byrne this August on his U.S. tour. More information on dates here.


"Ibeyi are musical and spiritual guides for the millennial generation." - Miami Herald


As 2017 came to an end, Ibeyi’s sophomore album Ash was notably included in Pitchfork, NPR, Rolling Stone, FADER, Esquire, Time Out and Remezcla’s “Best of 2017” year-end lists. With Pitchfork explaining, “To hear Ibeyi’s second LP, Ash—minimalistic arrangements of modern jazz, soul, and hip-hop elegantly woven with West African rhythms—is to receive energy carrying the weight of history….Its very existence is proof of a culture that refused to be suppressed, and its beauty a testament to the pain that made it possible.


Ibeyi 2018 Tour Dates


4-20-2018 - MEXICO, El Plaza Condesa


6-01-2018 - BARCELONA (ES), Primavera Sound

6-02-2018 - PARIS (FR), We Love Green

6-15-2018 - MANNHEIM (DE), Maifeld Derby

6-30-2018 - CLERMONT-FERRAND (FR), Europavox

7-06-2018 - LIÈGE (BE), Ardentes Festival

9-21-2018 - HAMBURG (DE), Reeperbahn Festival

10-16-2018 - PARIS (FR), L’Olympia


4-13-2018 - SAN FRANCISCO (US) The Fillmore                                                                  

4-15-2018 - INDIO (US), Coachella Festival

4-16-2018 - SOLANA BEACH, Belly Up                     

4-18-2018 - AUSTIN (US), The Mohawk                                 

4-22-2018 - INDIO (US), Coachella

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