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Twice The Fun With Guest DJ Ibeyi

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Twice The Fun With Guest DJ Ibeyi

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Twice The Fun With Guest DJ Ibeyi

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It only makes sense that a listening party led by twin sisters Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz, who make up the duo Ibeyi, would turn into a cool singalong. The two seem to have music pouring out of them at every second: As soon as they sat down in the Alt.Latino studio, they were snapping fingers, bouncing in their seats and singing along with the long playlist they'd brought in.

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That music is just what we'd hoped: a deconstruction of Ibeyi's one-of-a-kind mix of Afro-Cuban Santería chants, electronic music and stylish pop, all experienced through the lens of the Diazes' own favorite music.

I don't think Alt.Latino has ever had a guest DJ bring in such a wide variety of music: everything from legendary French vocalist Serge Gainsbourg to Fiona Apple to Kendrick Lamar to political jazz from Gil Scott-Heron and so much more. And there is, of course, a healthy helping of Ibeyi's own mesmerizing music — not to mention lots of smiles, laughs and deep thinking.

It's Ibeyi, what did you expect?

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River

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  • by Ibeyi
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Ibeyi
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2015

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Música

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Haydée
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Haydée
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Haydée
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Capitol/EMI Records
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2005

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Je Suis Venu Te Dire Que Je M'En Vais

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De Gainsbourg à Gainsbarre, Vol. 1
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De Gainsbourg à Gainsbarre, Vol. 1
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Polygram
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1995

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Rezos

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Mama Says

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Ibeyi
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Ibeyi
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Ibeyi
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XL Recordings
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2015

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My Way

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Fetty Wap
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Fetty Wap
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Fetty Wap
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2015

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Stranger / Lover

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Ibeyi
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Ibeyi
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Ibeyi
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XL Recordings
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2015

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Sweet Life

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Channel Orange
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Channel Orange
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Frank Ocean
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Def Jam
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2012

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Toxic

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  • by Yael Naïm
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Yael Naim
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Yael Naïm
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2007

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