SATURDAY’S SONG ~ Are you looking for some HAPPY music to get your weekend party started?  Here’s one guaranteed to get you smilin’, movin’ and shakin’ too! I know they had me groovin’ all over my new Arizona neighborhood!  It’s a fast way to get their attention. 🙂 Check it out as I join DUWENDE fans from around the world in spreading HAPPYness.  The world can always use more HARMONY and JOY…and DUWENDE definitely delivers! Simply click the following link:

Pharrell – Happy (A Cappella cover by Duwende)

DUWENDE (Doo-WEN-day) is a six-person a cappella group (who also happen to be some of my favorite people)  based out of New York. Each member of the group adds their own characteristics and talent to the group, giving them the “a cappella” credibility along with the “band” persona. The band is best known for its fiercely original, bass-and-beatbox-driven funk/pop style of music and have headlined major a cappella festivals such as the East Coast Summit, SoJam, and AcappellaStock.

img_4878The über talented members include: J. Aaron Boykin, Baritone/Tenor; Edward Chung, Vocal Percussion; Derrick L. Hicks, Tenor; Abbey Janes, Soprano; Tomás Cruz, Tenor; David Lane, Bass.

What others have to say about DUWENDE:

“Watch the video to see an amazeballs a cappella version of Michael Jackson’s Rock With You by Duwende.”

– Perez Hilton


– Jermaine Dupri

“[Duwende gets] the ultimate musical compliment… an honor generally reserved for the likes of Basement Jaxx or Bjork.”

– The Boston Globe

Two of Duwende‘s most recent albums Radio Screaming and Collective won the 2005 and 2008 Contemporary A cappella Recording Awards for Best Pop/Rock Album and Best Pop/Rock Original Song from The Contemporary A cappella Society.

In 2011, Duwende released Remember: the Music of Michael Jackson, gaining them widespread acclaim and leading them to performances for the United Nations, Sundance Film Festival, Bill Clinton Global Initiative, and the Ellen DeGeneres Show.  Most recently, Duwende was featured as an international artist for the Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta Indonesia, sharing the bill with artists Stevie Wonder, Bobby McFerrin, Herbie Hancock, Erykah Badu, and many more.


ESCAPESEEKER wishes to extend a big THANK YOU to the entire group for inspiring me to strive always to be HAPPY!

Spread the LOVE…Spread the HAPPY… Sing…Dance…and Remember, Be the kindest person you know.



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