Ibeyi

Birth Names:
*Lisa-Kaindé Diaz
*Naomi Diaz

Place of Birth: Paris, France

Date of Birth: 13 December, 1994

Ethnicity:
*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.

Sources: https://whatthefrance.org

Obituary of Ibeyi’s father – https://www.nytimes.com

Genealogy of mother (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://www.sologenealogia.com

3 Responses

  1. Akwaba says:

    Paternal grandparents were Aurelio Díaz Fernandes and Maria Luisa Zayas Hernandez :

    https://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/17/arts/17diaz.html

  2. Akwaba says:

    Their maternal grandfather is Antonio Eduardo Dagnino Mosquera, who was born in Merida, Venezuela to Antonio José Dagnino Salinas and María Luisa Mosquera Guerrero.

    Their maternal grandmother last name is Levi/Levy.

    http://www.sologenealogia.com/gen/getperson.php?personID=I105325&tree=001

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