Bakithi Kumalo Bass Master Class
5501 US-30, Fort Wayne, IN 46818, USA
Join renowned South African bassist Bakithi Kumalo in this compelling master class at Sweetwater. The Grammy- winning bass player will demonstrate his trademark blend of traditional African rhythms and American pop music on his signature Kala acoustic-electric UBASS. He’ll teach you how to cultivate your own unique style through exploration of different musical instruments and influences. Space is limited, so don’t miss your chance to acquire pro tips from this seasoned pro player.
You’ll learn to:
- Utilize the fretless bass
- Develop your personal playing
- Seamlessly fuse bass and vocals
- Incorporate difffferent bass instruments into your music
Meet the Instructor
Bakithi Kumalo first discovered his affinity for bass at age fourteen when he toured with his uncle’s band. While working as a session musician in the ‘70s and ‘80s, his impressive bass chops landed him a spot creating iconic fretless bass runs on Paul Simon’s 1986 album Graceland. He has worked with an incredibly diverse collection of artists including Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan, Joan Baez, and Josh Groban, and has produced eight solo albums. Bakithi’s lively teaching approach and infectious sense of humor will help you create your own distinctly “Kourageous” voice.