Place of Birth: Paris, France
Date of Birth: 13 December, 1994
*father – African-Cuban [Yoruba]
*mother – Venezuelan [Spanish, some Italian], 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 grandparents were named Aurelio Díaz Fernandes and 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). Their grandfather Antonio was born in Merida, Venezuela. María was the daughter of Bernardino Mosquera Briceño and Luisa Guerrero Martínez.
Ibeyi’s maternal grandmother was named Nicole Henriette Levy/Levi.
Obituary of Ibeyi’s father – https://www.nytimes.com
Genealogy of mother (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://www.sologenealogia.com