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Robbi Hall Kumalo

Robbi Hall Kumalo is an artist with an incredible voice with tons of charisma and charm to win over any audience. Robbi started in the music business singing with a host of legendary artists including Aretha Franklin, Eileen Ivers, Arif Mardin, Jewel, Diana Ross, Jimmy Owens, Ashford & Simpson, Edie Brickell, Chieli Minucci, Gino Sitson, Bakithi Kumalo, John Hiatt, Chaka Khan, Rod Stewart, Mary J. Blige, and Harry Belafonte among many others. Bringing to the stage a level of excitement, Robbi gives to her audiences freely and unselfishly. Her band members are versatile and extraordinary players, who have performed with many music legends themselves. Robbi's personable demeanor is the essence of her show; first going deep into her own zone then pouring it all out in song. Robbi's larger than life stage presence and enticingly beautiful voice have given her the opportunity to perform in many settings, always with great success.

For more than 25 years, Robbi K has been performing and working to develop young audiences, producing joyous and exhilarating programs for all ages. Robbi K has developed a new kind of artistic presentation successfully combining music, theater, and culture with a worldview that makes a dramatic break from the Euro-centric norm. She’s been a major force in bringing a sense of the world community to children’s entertainment. She brings with her Lincoln Center for Aesthetic Education Professional Teaching Artist training and earnest communication skills to enhance her performance - be it storytelling to the young or improvising with adults

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MUSIC MAKES ME HAPPY's upbeat tempo seems to make Robbi K and Friends' voices happy, too. And in case there's any confusion over her mood, listen to track 9, titled: “Happy! Happy! Happy! Happy! Happy.” This is Robbi's third CD, featuring guests like Riverdance fiddler Eileen Ivers and Jon “Bowzer” Bauman of Sha Na Na. The CD's lyrics are simple enough for toddlers to sing along to — with lines like “Sometimes, my friends make me mad!” — but are modern enough to draw them in (”it's my bling, bling”). The vocals aren't polished (especially on “I Love My Teacher”), but that's part of their charm; they range from kids singing to Robbi K's strong, clear voice

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Primary Instrument

Vocalist

Location

New York City

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Credentials/Background

Please visit my website for complete info on my teaching work. www.RobbiKumalo.com

Clinic/Workshop Information

Please visit my website for complete info on my teaching work. WWW.RobbiKumalo.COM

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Discography

Second Take

Second Take

40 Shorty RE:Kids
2018

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Speak To Me

Speak To Me

Robbi Hall Kumalo
Montana Bound, In Front of My...

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