Soundwave: Ibeyi


Role: Director, producer
Company: Great Big Story

Blending traditional Yoruba chants with soul, electronic, hip-hop and beyond, the French-Cuban, twin-sister duo Ibeyi has created a sound all their own. The daughters of Latin jazz legend Miguel Angá Diaz and French-Venezuelan singer Maya Dagnino, sisters Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé were born into music. Now, as Ibeyi, their boundary-defying sound has caught the attention of music titans like Beyoncé, and is an homage to their mixed cultural heritage and the musical mélange that filled their childhood homes in Havana and Paris.

In this episode of Soundwave, Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé take us inside the creative process behind “Deathless,” a booming anthem that celebrates the innate power in every one of us.

Director and Producer
Dave Yim

Supervising Producer
Sadie Bass

Senior Producer
Ingela Travers-Hayward

Associate Producer
Joann Park

Camera by
Jesse Morgan and Dave Yim

Production Assistant
Lory Martinez
Edited by
Allie Straim, Dave Yim, and Carlos Martinelli

Carlos Martinelli

Phil Robibero and Whittney Suggs

Post Audio Producer
Deb Oh

Re-record Mixer
TJ Dumser

Additional Footage Provided by
XL Recordings Ltd. and Sourdoreille Productions