Ones To Watch: Ibeyi

All this week, KUTX highlights the “Ones To Watch”–seven must-see artists at SXSW 2015.

The twin sisters Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz are known musically as Ibeyi, the Yoruba word for “twins.” They were born in Cuba but grew up in France, and they credit their parents for their musical education—their father played with the renowned Buena Vista Social Club, while their mother took them to see Yoruba choirs as kids. Ibeyi’s self-titled debut is an inventive blend of jazz, hip-hop, electronic, and soul. Listen to Ibeyi’s profile and catch their shows below.

–Art Levy

Thursday, March 19: The Spotify House, 3 p.m. (free, RSVP here)

Friday, March 20: Waterloo Records, 2 p.m. (free)

Friday, March 20: Central Presbyterian Church, 9:30 p.m. (official showcase)

Saturday, March 21: KUTX Live at the Four Seasons, 9 a.m. (more info here)

Saturday, March 21: Bungalow, 10 p.m. (official showcase)

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