Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Naturally 7 on BET Honors
As I was thinking of something to post up here, I suddenly thought, "Oh my goodness! How come I haven't showed them some Naturally 7 stuff?!" But then I remembered I did in August in a post called NATURALLY 7 - Not a cappella, VOCAL PLAY. (I encourage you to look at that post after you see this.) But then I thought, "I could show a video of them on BET!" So that's what I'm going to do. But first, here's some background...
In my last post about Naturally 7, I said, "Many people say that Naturally 7 is an a cappella group, but they're not. They created and practice the art of vocal play. What is the difference between Vocal Play and a cappella? A cappella is defined as singing without instruments. Vocal Play is singing AS instruments, and BECOMING an instrument with the voice." This is still true. Everything they do, every sound you hear is coming from their own human voices.
The members of the band include: Roger and Warren Thomas, my uncle Garfield Buckley, Rod Eldridge, Dwight Stewart, Armand "Hops" Hutton, and Napoleon "Polo" Cummings (who just recently replaced former member Jamal Reed 3 months ago).
So here's the deal. Last week on February 22, 2011, Naturally 7 performed at the BET Honors 2011 to pay a tribute to musical legend Herbie Hancock. The video below is their performance. Watch and enjoy.
What did you think of that?! Clearly, Herbie and everyone else in the crowd were amazed. For the record, they don't only do instrumental stuff...they do a little bit of everything. I encourage you to look at more of their stuff, and if you need a start, you can watch the videos in my first post about them HERE.
N7 is popular in parts Europe, but they're really trying to make a breakthrough in the U.S.; however, people ANYWHERE are invited to enjoy their music! Thanks for reading and watching and PLEASE support them!
P.S. This will NOT be my last post on them. I'm always trying to promote this group. =)
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The picture above is the cover of Naturally 7's latest album, Vocal Play.
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