One spring day in 2009, William Glasspiegel sat in the Harlem apartment of Taiwo and Kehinde Lijadu. It was the culmination of an intensive, several-week search since he'd heard the Nigerian twin sisters' long-forgotten 1976 debut album, "Danger," via a music blog.
Taiwo, left and Kehinde Lijadu. (Jennifer S. Altman / For The Times)
"Drank a glass of Carl Rossi with them, surrounded by images and icons and living memories of their life," he says, recalling photos of Michael Jackson on the walls of their apartment amid a wealth of African religious items. "They talked to me about spending time with James Brown and [the late Afrobeat superstar] Fela in Lagos. But they talked to me most about their mother and the importance of family."