East Meets West - an explosion of incredible vocal talent. The a cappella experience your audience will remember for all time.
In this brand new program, m-pact joins forces with NYC powerhouse a cappella group Duwende in paying tribute to the music of two superstars: Stevie Wonder & Michael Jackson! Experience the battle of the vocal masters singing the timeless hits of these legendary musicians. Celebrate the power of the voice at its most jaw-dropping heights!
Hailed "one of the best pop-jazz vocal groups in the world" by the San Francisco Chronicle, m-pact is respected worldwide as a cutting edge trailblazer in the realm of vocal music. Emerging from an age of auto-tune and overproduction, this Los Angeles-based sextet has cultivated a new generation of ears hungry for the fresh, raw power of nature's "first instrument" - the human voice.
Touring renowned fine arts halls and jazz festivals across four continents, m-pact has performed with pop superstars Sheryl Crow, Boyz II Men, Kenny G, Liza Minnelli, Babyface, Rick Springfield and Jackson Browne to name a few, as well as with jazz legends from Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Bobby McFerrin, Take 6, and the New York Voices to the Woody Herman Orchestra and the Maynard Ferguson Big Band. Over the last dozen years, their signature sound has been used in both TV themes and animated Disney feature films, and is enjoyed on syndicated radio worldwide.
Duwende (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. In 2011, Duwende released “Remember: The Music of Michael Jackson,” gaining them widespread acclaim, and leading them to performances for the United Nations, Save The Children Benefit dinner hosted by Hoda and Kathie Lee, Bill Clinton Global Initiative, the Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta, and a World AIDS Day Event in Amsterdam. With over 4 million YouTube views and counting, they have a growing fan base that circles the globe; and their music and arrangements have been used on TV shows internationally.
Duwende’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.
Most recently, they were featured performers on NBC’s The Winner Is, with Nick Lachey as host, and were featured presenters for TED TALK x for Johnson & Johnson.