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Paul Simon’s Legendary Bass Player Bakithi Kumalo To Perform In Concert in Bethlehem, PA
Paul Simon’s Iconic Bass Player Brings Music Of South Africa To Bethlehem, PA In Celebration Of The 20th Anniversary Of The End Of Apartheid
By: Godfrey Daniels
Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, Bakithi Kumalo is considered one of the most talented living bassists in the world today. His performance on Paul Simon’s Graceland album and specifically “You Can Call Me Al” stands alone as being among the most recognizable bass parts of all time. Bakithi is excited to bring his band to Godfrey Daniels, saying “People mostly know me as Paul Simon’s bass player and now I also want to share my music and the culture of South Africa with everyone, along with celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela and the 20th anniversary of freedom. I’m honored to be a part of this community and perform in such an historic place as Godfrey Daniels.”
The evening will be intimate and interactive;
In addition, there will be a special masterclass workshop at 4:00 pm; an unprecedented opportunity for musicians and others to participate and learn from the best. Space is limited and all workshop participants will be eligible to win a “U-Bass” from KALA Music, the company that makes the Bakithi Kumalo signature model.
Special guest of the evening is Robbi K, wife of Bakithi Kumalo. A premier artist in her own right, Robbi has a long career singing with many legendary artists including Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Jewel, Diana Ross, Rod Stewart, Mary J. Blige, and Harry Belafonte. For 30 years she’s toured as an arts educator, jazz songstress/songwriter, and sings in several languages, including Spanish, French, German, Zulu, and Italian.
Godfrey Daniels is a BYOB establishment, located at 7 E. 4th Street in Bethlehem, PA.
SHOW & WORKSHOP DETAILS:
Bakithi Kumalo and the Four Peace Band, with Special Guest Robbi K.
Saturday, November 1st, 2014
$25.50 advance or $30.50 day of show
Workshop Master Class with Bakithi Kumalo and friends.
Limited seating. Reserve your spot now.
$35.00 - general public. $20.00 - students with I.D.
90 minute workshop begins at 4pm.