Saturday, June 9, 2012

Duwende Bring Their Sweet Harmonies To Stevie Wonder's Classic "As"

I've been checking out Duwende's incandescent cover of Stevie Wonder's classic track "As."  Their swirling, intricate harmonies are just amazing on this cover. The acclaimed a capella band's flow sounds so smooth and effortless here. I've been into Duwende for a little over a year now, and they continue to amaze me with their incredible talent. I think even Stevie himself would dig what they did with his song.

In May of last year, the sextet released a tribute album to Michael Jackson that was made up of a cappella covers of some of his biggest hits. The band showed great originality and versatility on the album, bringing their own unique style to MJ's tracks. Their cover of "As" makes wish me they'd do the same with Stevie. Well, if not a full tribute album, it would be cool if they'd at least cover a few more of his songs. "As" is from Stevie Wonder's landmark, Grammy-winning double LP Songs In the Key of Life (1976).

Duwende have been in the studio recently working on new music. I'm definitely looking forward to hearing their next studio effort. Additionally, the band is scheduled to perform at SteveStock: A Summer Music Celebration on June 13. The show will take place at Sullivan Hall in New York, NY. In another bit of Duwende news, tenor Neal Mortimer retired from the band back in April of this year. Noah Hercky recently joined Duwende to become their newest tenor. He's singing the lead part on their cover of "As."

Related Blog Entry: Duwende: A Capella Magic

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