Legendary Bassist Bakithi Kumalo will be taking his KALA U-Bass on tour with Paul Simon beginning in Spring 2010. Simon will be joined by Art Garfunkel in a much anticipated concert at the New Orleans Jazz Festival in April, with additional dates to be announced.
Bakithi is known for his legendary performances on Paul Simon’s albums beginning with the landmark Graceland album which won a Grammy for album of the year. He has also recorded and/or toured with Herbie Hancock, Gloria Estefan, Chaka Khan, Josh Groban and Chris Botti.
The U-Bass is Kala’s breakthrough 20″ scale bass that is strung with proprietary polyurethane strings and is notable for its deep rich bass tones. Available in fretted and fretless models, the U-Bass has captured the attention of bassists worldwide for its extremely portable size and its ability to produce the sounds of an upright as well as electric bass.
Kala Brand Music Co. offers over 120 models of Ukulele, the Kala U-BASS, The Utar and a complete line of Uke Crazy Ukulele accessories. Kala Brand Music Co. also distributes Aquila Strings.