Duwendé Profile • Hookist


Duwendé (Doo-WEN-day)  is a six-person a cappella band best known for their fiercely original, bass-and-beatbox-driven funk/pop style of music.

With their successful YouTube channel (over 10 millions views), 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.

Duwendé’s music has made avid fans of tastemakers Jermaine Dupri and Perez Hilton and earned them multiple Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards for Best Pop/Rock Album and Best Pop/Rock Original Song. They were featured performers on NBC's “The Winner Is”, hosted by Nick Lachey, and were featured presenters for TED TALK x for Johnson & Johnson. From sold-out shows across the globe, including 2 consecutive tours to Japan in 2018-19, Duwendé is fast on the rise to an exciting and dynamic future.

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