Last summer, French Cuban duo Ibeyi released their visual for their single “Deathless.” The song was off their sophomore album Ash, and was inspired by the wrongful arrest of 16-year-old French native who penned the track, Lisa Kaindé, and features jazz musician Kamasi Washington.

Ibeyi performed the song on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert backed by Harlem Gospel Choir and Isaiah Barr of Onyx Collective.

“I was writing “Deathless” as an anthem for everybody,” Kaindé states in a press release. “For every minority. For everybody that feels that they are nothing, that feels small, that feels not cared about and I want them to listen to our song and for three minutes feel large, powerful, deathless. I have a huge amount of respect for people who fought for, what I think, are my rights today and if we all sing together “we are deathless,” they will be living through us into a better world.”

Watch the breathtaking performance below.

Want to catch Ibeyi live? Their live dates are below.


4-20-2018 – MEXICO, El Plaza Condesa


3-02-2018 – LUXEMBOURG (LU), Den Atelier

3-06-2018 – CENON (FR), Le Rocher de Palmer

3-07-2018 – TOULOUSE (FR), Le Bikini

3-09-2018 – AGEN (FR), Le Florida

3-10-2018 – PERPIGNAN (FR), El Médiator

3-11-2018 – MONTPELLIER (FR), Rockstore

3-13-2018 – DIJON (FR), La Vapeur

3-15-2018 – ANGERS (FR), Le Chabada

3-16-2018 – SAINT-MALO (FR), La Nouvelle Vague

3-17-2018 – RENNES (FR), L’Étage

3-20-2018 – NANCY (FR), L’Autre Canal

3-21-2018 – MUNICH (DE), Kammerspiel

3-23-2018 – ZURICH (CH), M4Music Festival

3-24-2018 – ANNEMASSE (FR), Château Rouge

3-25-2018 – GRENOBLE (FR), La Belle Électrique

3-27-2018 – BOURGES (FR), Printemps de Bourges – Palais d’Auron

3-25-2018 – LJUBLJANA (SVK), Druga Godba Festival

6-01-2018 – BARCELONA (ES), Primavera Sound

6-02-2018 – PARIS (FR), We Love Green

6-15-2018 – MANNHEIM (DE), Maifeld Derby

6-30-2018 – CLERMONT-FERRAND (FR), Europavox

7-06-2018 – LIÈGE (BE), Ardentes Festival

9-21-2018 – HAMBURG (DE), Reeperbahn Festival

10-16-2018 – PARIS (FR), L’Olympia


4-13-2018 – SAN FRANCISCO (US) The Fillmore

4-15-2018 – INDIO (US), Coachella Festival

4-16-2018 – SOLANA BEACH, Belly Up

4-18-2018 – AUSTIN (US), The Mohawk

4-22-2018 – INDIO (US), Coachella