Today’s selfie comes courtesy of Les Journées du Patrimoine and the Parisian Hôtel de Ville. #mecsontour #yeauxleaux #paris #journeesdupatrimoine #hoteldeville #jdp (à Hôtel de Ville)
All the remains of my felafel pita (minus one chunk of felafel which was taken by pigeons) #mecsontour #yeauxleaux #lasdufelafel #felafel #marais (à L’As du Fallafel)
Just outside Uniqlo #mecsontour #yeauxleaux #uniqlo #paris #themgams (à Uniqlo - Le Marais)
Throwback to Wednesday Night: Move over KFC, it’s Paris’ turn. #vscocam #yeauxleaux #mecsontour #parisfriedchicken #pfc (à Paris Fried Chicken)
Before the rain hit today, near @galerieallen for @benquilty ‘s talk on his new work. Super cool to meet him and see how Paris has shaped his work. #yeauxleaux #mecsontour #paris (à Galerie Allen)
So I won this today in a blind wine tasting at an excursion for my Oenology class. Awh yis. #bougiebitch #yeauxleaux #mecsontour #paris #museeduvin #wine (à Musée du Vin)
Ibeyi, made up of Cuban-born, Paris-based twin sisters Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz, is an electronic doom soul duo who are forging a new spiritual sound with their debut EP Oya. The 19-year-old musicians are XL Recordings‘ newest signees, and their introductory singles “Oya” and “River” possess a hypnotic blend of hip-hop, electronica, and blues infused with Yoruba prayers and folk songs that will transport you to a higher realm upon first listen.
Singing in French, English, Spanish and Yoruba, Ibeyi count among their primary influences Nina Simone, Meshell Ndegeocello, James Blake and their late father, the celebrated Cuban jazz percussionist Miguel “Anga” Diaz. Ibeyi’s vocal range, which wavers from the raspy and wraith-like to the sonorous and divine, is ideal for their sonic palette which revels in the phantasmagorical groove of liturgical Yoruba songs. Besides singing in Yoruba–which was brought to Cuba by West African slaves–Ibeyi honor their father’s legacy and Afro-Cuban heritage through their percussive production and use of live instruments. Beatsmith Naomi plays both the cajón and the batá while Lisa-Kaindé remains more in tune with the musical mythos of Ibeyi’s sound by weaving Yoruba lore deeply into their lyrics. “River” is dedicated to the goddess Oshun (the mother of the Ibeyi, and their first single and EP are both named for Oya (the benevolent orisha who took the Ibeyi in after Oshun was accused of witchcraft for birthing twins and kicked them out).
Getting ma hurr did. #yeauxleaux #mecsontour #paris #rockhaircut #canalstmartin (à Rock Hair Cut)
A proper Aussie brunch in Paris with the Aussies this morning @holybellycafe #holybelly #10eme #yeauxleaux #mecsontour #paris (à Holybelly)
No, but like, look at how different her style is from Lin’s.
Even when she’s doing acrobatics and leaping over explosions and flying rocks, Lin is rigid and controlled. She moves like a martial artist.
Suyin moves like the dancer she is. She’s fluid, she doesn’t dig in too hard, she flows from dodge to attack to dodge.
Lin is powerful and rigid, Su is graceful and loose. Their styles fit their personalities.
Yet another example of how I fucking love the way bending relates to the character using it in this series.