Paul Simon's Graceland Fretless Basslines Lesson by Bakithi Kumalo

Paul Simon's Graceland Fretless Basslines Lesson by Bakithi Kumalo

Live From NAMM 2013: Bakithi Kumalo & His Dunlop Bass Strings

Live From NAMM 2013: Bakithi Kumalo & His Dunlop Bass Strings

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Paul Simon and Ladysmith Black Mambazo - "Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes" (4/6) HD

Bakithi's Bio

Bakithi Kumalo’s musical career has been characterized by a series of serendipitous events, ranging from his debut gig as a precocious seven-year-old filling in for the bassist in his uncle’s band to his enlistment into Paul Simon’s group during the recording sessions of the pop star’s landmark Graceland album in 1985. Kumalo creates a singular electric fretless bass sound teeming with double stops that sound like human voices and the African grooves of his homeland, and has garnered him a stellar reputation as a sideman. In addition to touring with Simon, he’s also recorded and/or toured with the likes of Gloria Estefan, Derrick Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, Chico Ceasar, Harry Belafonte, Laurie Anderson, Cyndi Lauper, Gerald Albright, Miriam Makeba, Randy Brecker, Grover Washington Jr., Bob James, Angelique Kidjo, Jon Secada, Josh Groban and Chris Botti.

Bakithi Kumalo on Twitter

"@cvmusic hey CV, hope life is good for you.."