Duwende at Highline Ballroom
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Duwende (Doo-WEN-day) is an award-winning six-person a cappella group based out of New York. Each member of the group adds his or her own characteristics and talent, giving the ensemble the a cappella creditability along with the band persona. The group is best known for its fiercely original, bass-and-beatbox-driven funk/pop style of music and has headlined major a cappella festivals such as the East Coast Summit, SoJam, and AcappellaStock. Duwende's albums, Radio Screaming (2004) and Collective (2007), 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. Billboard Magazine also chose Duwende as "One of the Top Indie Acts to Look Out For." Duwende released its first cover album, Remember: The Music of Michael Jackson, earlier this year, significantly increasing the group's fan base and laying the foundation for a whirlwind national and international tour.