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Letta Mbulu

Letta Mbulu - South African vocalist, composer

Letta Mbulu was born and raised in Soweto, South Africa. Still in her teens, Letta began touring outside of Africa with the musical “King Kong,” which ran for a year in England following a highly successful two-year run in South Africa. When the tour ended, she returned to South Africa but soon the policies of Apartheid were to force her to leave her native land for the U.S.A.

She arrived in the United States in 1965 and quickly befriended such fellow South African exiles in New York City as Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela and Jonas Gwangwa - all alumni of the “King King” musical. Performances at New York's famed Village Gate club began to attract attention to her talents, particularly from jazz legend Cannonball Adderley, who invited her to tour with him (which she did throughout the remainder of the decade).

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Albums

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Letta Mbulu Sings /...
A&M Records
2005
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What's Wrong With...
A&M Records
2000
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Not Yet Uhuru
Not Yet Uhuru
Columbia Records
1999
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レッタ
A&M Records
1978
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Letta
A&M Records
1978
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Music Man
A&M Records
1976
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Videos

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