10 Best Latin Albums of 2017

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Ibeyi, 'Ash'
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Ibeyi, 'Ash'

Franco-Cuban twins Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Díaz have made great strides since their spellbinding self-titled debut came out in 2015 – they were featured prominently throughout Beyoncé's visuals for Lemonade, and they returned to Cuba, the home of their legendary percussionist father Angá Díaz. Where the sisters' first full-length honored ghosts of loved ones passed, this electro-soul manifesto for a budding resistance flaunts the potential held by the future. Jazz luminaries Kamasi Washington and Meshell Ndegeocello slink into the foreground in "Deathless" and "Transmission/Michaealion"; in "Me Voy," Iberian rapper Mala Rodriguez inflects the duo's first Spanish-language track with her witchy swagger. Clips of Michelle Obama's monumental New Hampshire speech anchor the track "No Man Is Big Enough for My Arms" and they resound like sacred incantations. S.E.

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