Bakithi Kumalo

First-hand account of touring with Paul Simon and Sting, what he loves about NS Design basses and how he hopes to make the world a better place. 

Exclusive interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman
August 17, 2015

Born in South Africa, Bakithi Kumalo has been playing bass for Paul Simon since the mid-1980s, beginning with Simon’s acclaimed – and controversial – Graceland album.  Kumalo has also performed with Harry Belafonte, Gloria Estefan, Cyndi Lauper, Herbie Hancock, Chaka Khan and many others.

FBPO’s Jon Liebman caught up with Bakithi at the 2015 summer NAMM show in Nashville to talk about the recent Paul Simon/Sting tour, NS Design basses and more.

Watch our interview with Bakithi!

Bassist Bakithi Kumalo with Paul Simon

Bakithi Kumalo with Paul Simon

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