Log In   ·   Become A Member

Bakithi Kumalo To Kick-Off Residency At East End Arts With Musician's Workshop

Sydney A. Braat

Bakithi Kumalo will host several events during his residency. (Photo: Lenny Stucker)

East End Arts will host a special workshop for musicians with incoming artist-in-resident, Bakithi Kumalo, on Wednesday, January 25th, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Carriage House, located behind the East End Arts School. Kumalo is an international musician and bass player for Paul Simon. Musicians are invited to join Kumalo for a three-hour adult workshop. It's a unique opportunity to learn from and play with one of the greatest musicians of our time.

This workshop is hands-on, so attendees should bring their instrument of choice.

"I am looking forward to helping the students work on tone, listen to each other, learn to work with each other, support one another," said Kumalo. "I want them to enjoy themselves. It's all about having fun!"†

Kumalo is a South African bassist, composer, and vocalist who has worked with Gloria Estefan, Herbie Hancock, Chaka Khan, Harry Belafonte, Cyndi Lauper, and Paul Simon. He has also been active as a solo artist having made four albums: 1998's San 'Bonan, 2000's In Front of My Eyes, 2008's Transmigration, and 2011's Change.

"I picked up the bass early and realized I could follow the groove of a tune with it," remarked Kumalo. "I could play the bass lines from a cappella music, and I learned how to develop lines based on the left-hand work of accordion players in the township bands."

Kumalo will be in residence at East End Arts from Tuesday, January 3rd through Saturday, February 11th. During his residency, Kumalo will present a workshop, as well as a film screening of Under African Skies - a documentary about Paul Simon, which he was featured in, and will also serve as the mentor for EEA Music Masters Mentorship program where high school students will learn from this talented professional musician.

Admission to the Musician's Workshop is $45 and advanced registration is required.

East End Arts School is located at 141 East Main Street in Riverhead. For more information, call 631-727-0900 or visit eastendartsorg.net.

Sydney Braat is a Hamptons-raised and NYC-living journalist. She enjoys splitting her time between the bustling city life and relaxing atmosphere of the Hamptons. When she's not writing, Sydney is traveling. She thrives off of new experiences, cultures, cuisine, and languages. Sydney writes about the arts, philanthropy, food & wine, and shopping. https://www.sosydneyny.com/ sydneybraat

Related Articles:

Be the first to comment on this article. (Just fill out the form below)

Submit Your Comment

Please note, you are not currently logged in. Your comment will be submitted as a guest.
To submit your comment as a member, please click here.
Your Name:
* Comments will be reviewed and posted in a timely fashion
* All fields are required
Please type the word 'water'
(For spam prevention, thanks)
Southampton Masonry-Visiting the Southampton or the Wainscott locations is an exciting experience.
Southampton Masonry has been serving Long Island's masonry and tile needs since 1975. Delivering quality products from Manhattan to Montauk for over three decades. The company's continued success is due primarily to their number one priority: customer satisfaction, with a promise of prompt and courteous service from the professional, knowledgeable staff. Southampton Masonry has the largest inventory on the east end. As direct importers they can offer a large variety of the finest quality products at the most competitive pricing for both your interior and exterior projects.

Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 33 years, Andrea Ackerman offers outstanding expertise in the field.
Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 34 years, Andrea Ackerman offers outstanding expertise in the field. Trusted, experienced and successful, Andrea has solidified herself as the go-to broker of the Hamptons and a wholehearted advocate for her clients. A pioneer in the real estate industry on the East End of Long Island, she is driven by her passion for the business. Andrea is based in the Bridgehampton office of Brown Harris Stevens as a licensed real estate associate broker and consultant. Formerly, a principal partner and Senior Director at Brown Harris Stevens, Andrea now assists in developing their corporate strategy for the Hamptons region, advising other brokers and sales associates, as well as being one of the top producers and listors.

Suburban Propane in Bridgehampton, New York has been serving proudly supporting our community for 90 years.
Suburban Propane has been serving the energy needs for home owners and business in the Hamptonís for decades. We offer friendly service by local professionals you know and trust, plus the peace of mind that comes from knowing we are among the leaders in the industry for safety.

WordHampton Public Relations
We build client revenues and reputations. Our reputation is built on delivering a strong media presence and, as a result, demand for our clients' offerings, resulting in a positive impact on sales. Successful campaigns start with understanding the goals of our clients and developing a customized strategy that will achieve those objectives.