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Ibeyi Deliver Palpable Spirituality in New Tiny Desk Performance: Watch

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Naomi Diaz and Lisa-Kainde Diaz of Ibeyi attend the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2017/2018 on March 7, 2017 in Paris.

Currently running a performance circuit around South America, Ibeyi (meaning "twins" in Yoruban) makes a pit stop at NPR Music, awakening their deeply palpable spirituality behind Tiny Desk for the first time.  

The Franco-Cuban sisters, famous for bringing their Yoruba religion to a pop culture forefront, river their way through "Oddudua," "Deathless," "Valé," and "Transmission/Michaelion," all of which celebrate or evoke their relationship with their personal deities. 

Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Díaz traditionally perform with bata drums -- as you'll see in the video below -- which are prominent in both West Africa and the Afro-Cuban community. A truly magical harmony of tradition, heritage and sanctity, watch Ibeyi take their music to breathtaking heights below.