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Concert: Bakithi Kumalo and the Nations United Band

Saturday, August 11 | 7-9 PM | FREE

BECAUSE OF RAIN THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN MOVED INDOORS TO THE THEATER. Seating is first come, first served.

Bakithi Kumalo and the Nations United Band brings together musicians from all over the world including Asia, South America, South Africa among many others. This group of world class musicians includes guitar, keyboards, drums, and sometimes saxophone. They have had much success in their own right, and now come together to form a super group. The original music they bring to life reflects the diversity of the group, and you can’t help but to move your body and dance to the beat. The virtuosity will capture your attention on the first note, and will take your senses on a ride through the world. Each musician is highlighted as they play each other’s original compositions in the style of where they are from including Brazilian jazz, South African folk, mixed meter and traditional jazz to name a few. You are surely to be entertained and leave feeling better than when you first arrived.

The Band:

Bakithi Kumalo on Bass

Miho Nobuzane on Keys

Beledo on Guitar

Rodney Harris on Drums

About Bakithi Kumalo: Born in the Soweto township of Johannesburg, surrounded by relatives who loved music and actively performed. Kumalo worked as a session musician in South Africa during the 1970s and early 1980s, eventually becoming a top session bassist and accompanying international performers during their South African tours. In 1985, Kumalo was introduced to Paul Simon by producer Hendrick Lebone during the sessions for Simon’s Graceland album. Kumalo traveled with Simon to New York to finish the sessions, and after the accompanying concert tour, “spent several years commuting between Soweto and New York City” before permanently settling in the United States. Kumalo has toured regularly with Simon since then. He has also released several solo records, and continued to perform as a session musician with artists such as Joan Baez, Cyndi Lauper, Herbie Hancock, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Randy Brecker, Grover Washington Jr., and Mickey Hart.

Venue

Southampton Arts Center
25 Jobs Lane
Southampton, NY 11968 United States
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Website:
http://www.southamptonartscenter.org

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