Place of Birth: Paris, France
Date of Birth: 13 December, 1994
*50% African-Cuban [Yoruba]
*25% Venezuelan [Spanish, some Italian, Dutch-Curaçaoan, Basque, distant English]
*25% Tunisian Jewish
Ibeyi is a musical duo formed by twin sisters Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz. The name Ibeyi means “twins” in Yoruba.
Ibeyi’s father, Miguel “Angá” Diaz (Miguel Aurelio Díaz Zayas), was a Cuban musician, and a descendant of the Yoruba people, an ethnic group from Nigeria and Benin, who were enslaved in Cuba in the 18th century. He was born in San Juan y Martinez, Pinar del Rio. Ibeyi’s mother, Maya Dagnino, was born in France, to a Venezuelan father and a Tunisian Jewish mother.
Ibeyi were raised mostly in Paris, also spending time in Havana, Cuba.
Ibeyi’s paternal grandfather was named Aurelio Díaz Fernandes.
Ibeyi’s paternal grandmother was named Maria Luisa Zayas Hernandez.
Ibeyi’s maternal grandfather was Antonio Eduardo Dagnino Mosquera (the son of Antonio José Dagnino Salinas and María Luisa Mosquera Guerrero). Ibeyi’s grandfather Antonio was born in Merida, Venezuela, and had Spanish, Italian, Dutch-Curaçaoan, Basque, distant English, and Colombian ancestry. Ibeyi’s great-grandfather Antonio was born in Caracas, the son of José Eduardo Angel Manuel Dagnino Penny and Maria Salinas Troconis; Angel’s father, José Félix/Felice Manuel/Emmanuel Dagnino Dassori, was from Genoa, Italy, while Angel’s maternal grandfather, Edward Penny Schotborgh, was born in Curaçao, and was the British consul in Maracaibo. Ibeyi’s great-grandmother María was born in Caracas, the daughter of Bernardino Mosquera Briceño and María Luisa de las Mercedes Guerrero Martínez.
Ibeyi’s maternal grandmother was named Nicole Henriette Levy/Levi.
Obituary of Ibeyi’s father – https://www.nytimes.com
Genealogy of Ibeyi’s mother (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://www.sologenealogia.com
Genealogy of Ibeyi’s maternal grandfather, Antonio Eduardo Dagnino Mosquera – https://www.geni.com