Bakithi Kumalo is a bassist from South Africa who came to international attention in 1985 for his work on Paul Simon’s Graceland. His Signature California U-Bass model is a 4-string, fretless, Swamp Ash Solid Body, with a tone and sound that seamlessly fit his style. His distinct style combines African rhythms and melodies with American pop music. He got his start playing bass as a seven year old filling in with his uncle’s band. He has released four albums as a solo artist, as well as three award-winning children’s albums with his wife. Bakithi continues to write music and tour the world, having performed or recorded with Sting, Herbie Hancock, Cyndi Lauper, Chaka Khan, and many others.


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Bakithi Kumalo Signature  (UBASS-4BKSM-FL)


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