Shakira and the Super Mario Bros. soundtrack actually sound perfect together

Kawehi strikes again. 

 

Audra Schroeder

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Published Oct 6, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 11:21 am CDT

We introduced you to Lawrence, Kan.-based musician Kawehi back in March, when her cover of Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box” went viral. For her latest trick, she’s mashed up Shakira, the Super Mario Bros. theme song, and Jennifer Lopez.  

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As part of a Kickstarter effort for her Robot Heart EP, Kawehi has been taking on cover requests from backers. This is yet another request, which loops together Shakira’s “She Wolf”; the classic video game theme song, which has been covered extensively; and Jennifer Lopez’s “Booty.” No one has likely ever thought about those songs together in this context, but Kawehi makes it work. 

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Kawehi’s new Kickstarter project is for an upcoming album called Evolution. Funding ends Oct. 13, but she’s already far surpassed her goal.

Screengrab via I am Kawehi/YouTube

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*First Published: Oct 6, 2014, 2:31 pm CDT