Bakithi Khumalo


Bakithi Kumalo is a South African bassist, composer and vocalist who has worked with a wide variety of diverse artists including Gloria Estefan, Herbie Hancock, Chaka Khan, Harry Belafonte, Cyndi Lauper and Paul Simon. Kumalo is most known for his fretless bass playing on Paul Simon's 1986 album Graceland, in particular the bass run on You Can Call Me Al He was born in the Soweto township of Johannesburg surrounded by relatives who loved music and actively performed, and got his first job at the age of 7 filling in for his uncle's bass player. During the summer of 2006 he played with Paul Simon on tour. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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