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

Kawehi strikes again. 


Audra Schroeder


Posted on Oct 6, 2014   Updated on 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.  

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. 

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