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okayafrica:

VIDEO:Introducing French Afro-Cuban Twin Sisters Ibeyi & Their Yoruba Doom Soul

Ibeyi, made up of Cuban-born, Paris-based twin sisters Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz, is an electronic doom soul duo who are forging a new spiritual sound with their debut EP Oya. The 19-year-old musicians are XL Recordings‘ newest signees, and their introductory singles “Oya” and “River” possess a hypnotic blend of hip-hop, electronica, and blues infused with Yoruba prayers and folk songs that will transport you to a higher realm upon first listen.

Singing in French, English, Spanish and Yoruba, Ibeyi count among their primary influences Nina Simone, Meshell Ndegeocello, James Blake and their late father, the celebrated Cuban jazz percussionist Miguel “Anga” Diaz. Ibeyi’s vocal range, which wavers from the raspy and wraith-like to the sonorous and divine, is ideal for their sonic palette which revels in the phantasmagorical groove of liturgical Yoruba songs. Besides singing in Yoruba–which was brought to Cuba by West African slaves–Ibeyi honor their father’s legacy and Afro-Cuban heritage through their percussive production and use of live instruments. Beatsmith Naomi plays both the cajón and the batá while Lisa-Kaindé remains more in tune with the musical mythos of Ibeyi’s sound by weaving Yoruba lore deeply into their lyrics. “River” is dedicated to the goddess Oshun (the mother of the Ibeyi, and their first single and EP are both named for  Oya (the benevolent orisha who took the Ibeyi in after Oshun was accused of witchcraft for birthing twins and kicked them out).

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alltimebestfriend:

Without a doubt the best video on the internet. 

chickenhugs:

My senior hens, Dolly and Blue (both over 9 years-old!), attach themselves to my side and demand attention

pokemon-global-academy:

New ORAS trailer

moesephmoestar:

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thesassylorax:

necromorph-slayinglovemachine:

I’M TWENTY YEARS OLD AND I STILL LOSE MY SHIT AT THIS EVERY GODDAMN TIME

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This episode turns 13 years old this year. That’s horrifying.

nambroth:

Moa is very rotund, and very sweet. She loves to sit in my lap like a large, rumplecomb cat.
https://vine.co/v/MlELEErhKqJ

mrbiggsproductions:

The Real Hog Wash | by Cr1TiKaL
I laughed until I cried watching this

afilmwithoutwords:

A Story Without Words

A Story Without Words is a nonprofit student/fan adaptation of Andreaphobia’s A Story Without Words, and is no way affiliated, sponsored, or endorsed by Attack on Titan or its respective copyright holders.

Produced by John Daniel Depa and Emily Solomon
Executive Producers Sean Silva and Heather Christmas
Starring Ty Kisor and Jonah Scott
Story by Andrea G.
Based on the characters created by Hajime Isayama