The Diaz sisters, better known as Techno-Vodou priestesses Ibeyi, are about that Blues business on their new single “Mama Says”.
The vocal is pure, simple, sufferation, while the handclaps and drums give us a modern take on the Afro-Latin tribal heartbeat, and the piano exhibits all the jazziness of a New Orleans Masonic funeral procession.
Then there’s that chant to Elegua.
The video is a tearjerker. Literally.
“Mama Says” is from Ibeyi’s self-titled debut album, due out February 16th on XL Recordings.