by The Alchemist
Duwendé (Doo-WEN-day) is a NYC-based, six-person a cappella band best known for their fiercely original, bass-and-beatbox-driven funk/pop style of music.
In 2011, Duwendé released Remember: The Music of Michael Jackson, gaining them widespread acclaim, and leading them to performances for the Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta, the United Nations, Save The Children Benefit dinner hosted by Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee, the Bill Clinton Global Initiative, World AIDS Day Event in Amsterdam, and the Sundance Film Festival. With their successful YouTube channel (over 10 millions views, 44k subscribers), the band has a growing fan base that circles the globe, and their music and arrangements have been used on TV shows internationally.
Duwendé consists of J. Aaron Boykin (baritone/tenor), Derrick Leonárd (tenor), Abbey Janes (soprano), Tomás Cruz (tenor), Edward Chung (vocal percussion) and David Lane (bass). Each member adds their own characteristics and talent to the group, giving them a cappella credibility along with band persona.
Their newest track is titled, “Dangerous” and we can see why it got its title. The song has a feel of both flirtatious intrigue and sexual tension, all while adding a sensation to the listener which makes him/her want to get up and dance. The best part is that it is an accapella track that includes no instruments, as it is just vocals. Check out the track below.
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