Saturday, March 3, 2012

Duwende Performing at Java Jazz Festival

Award-winning a cappella band Duwende are performing all three days (March 2, 3, and 4) at Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival 2012. The band wrapped up their first show yesterday and are scheduled to perform today and on Sunday. Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival was started in 2005 and is held for three days (Friday to Sunday) in the first week of March every year at the Jakarta International Expo in Jakarta, Indonesia. The aim of the festival was "bringing the world to Indonesia," and that goal has definitely been accomplished. It is now one of the biggest jazz festivals in the world, attracting more than 50,000 visitors from across the globe each year.

Approximately 1,500 musicians from 15 countries are expected to perform at the three-day festival. Some of the artists who are scheduled to take the stage at this year's Java Jazz Festival include Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Herbie Hancock, Bobby McFerrin, Pat Metheny and Al Jarreau & the George Duke Trio. So Duwende are in very good company.

Duwende are currently one of the hottest a cappella bands on the music scene, and their fan base continues to grow each year. In May of last year, the band released a Michael Jackson tribute album titled Remember: The Music Of Michael Jackson, which contains a cappella covers of some of the late pop superstar's biggest hits.

Related blog entry: Duwende: A Cappella Magic

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