The Bowery Presents
Ibeyi

Ibeyi

theMIND

Sun, November 5, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Brooklyn Steel

Brooklyn, NY

$25 advance / $30 day of show

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This event is 16 and over

Ibeyi
Ibeyi
Lisa and Naomi Diaz are the daughters of the late Cuban percussionist Anga Diaz. Naomi plays percussive instruments, the Cajon and the Batas, while Lisa plays piano. Together the twins have learned the songs of their father's culture, Yoruba.

Yoruba travelled from West Africa to Cuba with slavery in the 1700s. The Yoruba people have the highest twinning rate in the World, and twins occupy an important position within Yoruba culture. Ibeyi is pronounced "ee-bey-ee" and translates as "Twins" in Yoruban.
Ibeyi sing in English and Yoruban, and have created a minimalist sound that merges elements of their heritage with their natural love of modern music as teenagers growing up in Paris, citing artists such as James Blake and King Krule amongst their wide range of influences.
theMIND
theMIND
Zarid Wilder better known by his stage name theMIND is an American recording artist and songwriter.

Refusing to be placed in a box and being labeled as "R&B” – he views himself as a ‘lyrical exhibitionist’ rather than a singer - theMIND doesn’t mind being sprinkled amongst the ‘Alternative R&B’ artists that have been breaking through over the past few years, feeling more sonically related to British artists like Sampha, James Blake and Kwabs than his US peers dominating the pop charts. When asked how he’d describe his sound, he’s quick to reply ‘Rabbit Hole Music’, explaining that it’s something that his listeners can get lost in. At times his music goes off on tangents, one song might be making a very direct point, whereas another could conceptually drag him back-and-forth through sometimes contradictory thoughts and feelings. “I like it that way,” he admits. “I think that’s the way that our minds work: they talk a mile a minute, we’re constantly thinking about different things while we’re trying to focus on one thing. So I like that my music does that too, and you get that out of these situations and songs.”

When asked how he’d describe his sound, he’s quick to reply ‘Rabbit Hole Music’, explaining that it’s something that his listeners can get lost in. At times his music goes off on tangents, one song might be making a very direct point, whereas another could conceptually drag him back-and-forth through sometimes contradictory thoughts and feelings. “I like it that way,” he admits. “I think that’s the way that our minds work: they talk a mile a minute, we’re constantly thinking about different things while we’re trying to focus on one thing. So I like that my music does that too, and you get that out of these situations and songs.”
Venue Information:
Brooklyn Steel
319 Frost Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11222