Iri Di is an Ethiopian-French vocalist whose music extensively incorporates elements of R&B, jazz, and other global rhythms.
With her singing, Iri explores her tribal roots through polyphony, accompanied by simple guitar chords. Iri Di’s music has an elegance that connects to the world without damning it. She delivers her stories as a poet would, with the perfection of a stunningly clean voice.
In order to explore the linkage between the personal and the global, the organic and the digital, the self-taught musician draws on the sounds of the west and north Africa as well as vocals, thanks to her multi-ethnic heritage. She infuses a profound degree of contemplation into her captivating sound, whether it is reflecting on Ethiopia’s “black gold” (coffee) or appreciating the morning rain.
With her deep consciousness of the healing power of music, she strives to channel these emotions through her soothing voice, encouraging words, and musical discoveries.
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