Latitude 2015

Ibeyi shine bright at Latitude 2015

By the end of the sisters’ set, the tent has sung itself hoarse.

Ibeyi make music unlike anything else. Taking strong influence from the music of their French-Cuban heritage, and singing in a fast-blurring combination of English and Yoruba - a Nigerian Language - they mix it all up in a Nutriblend magi-mix with punchy, forward thinking pop. The blend goes down an absolute treat.

“Do you want to participate, Latitude” is answered by one simultaneous roar of approval. ‘Mama Says’ and ‘River’ particularly turn into something larger and greater in the iArena, and the dancing occurring is, in a word - unusual. Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé are evidently delighted, and it only urges them on further. “Don’t be shy!” they yell, “all you have to do is sing!” By the end of the sisters’ set, the tent has sung itself hoarse.

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