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From a Singer Songs That Rock & Are Kid Friendly Too”

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Sound Sanctum

Albinia Library, 3605 NE 15th Avenue, Portland, OR

Listen to healing sound that helps us feel grounded, clear, calm and centered.

Monochord meditations and instruments create peaceful vibrations to relax via sounding, inclusive of all peoples seeking happiness and peace.

Dress comfortably; bring your yoga mat, favorite socks, and Mindful mask if you have one. Relaxing masks for sale @ event!

Aromatherapy will be used during event.

Osebo's Drum

Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Avenue , Portland, OR 97233

Parents’ Choice Award winner Robbi K's spirit is contagious as the entire audience is soon singing and clapping along with Osebo's Drum.

Enjoy interactive movement, singing, chanting and humor while Robbi sets the scene for this traditional African "Pour Quoi?" folktale about a tiny turtle, Akiki-Y'Kia, who uses clever kindness to succeed.

Robbi moves about the room constantly, appealing to the audience as she acts out the many characters of this clever story. Many animals try to get the drum, but Osebo's sharp claws, teeth, terrible growl and bad attitude scare them all away.

An adventure ensues to everyone's delight. With Cameron Siegal on drums.

May25

World MS Day

Exactly Where You Are!

World MS Day brings the global MS community together to share stories, raise awareness and campaign with and for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis.

In 2016, the theme for World MS Day is ‘Independence’. It will explore how people with MS can be independent, acknowledging that independence can mean different things to different people.

What is MS?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common neurological disorders and causes of disability in young adults.

There are 2.3 million people with MS worldwide & the cause is not yet known and as yet there is no cure, though there are treatments available that can help some forms of MS and many things you can do to improve the symptoms.

The severity of the course of MS as well as the symptoms can vary widely among individuals. These can include blurred vision, weak limbs, tingling sensations, unsteadiness and fatigue.

MS makes life unpredictable for everyone. As an artist with an unpredictable life it's been.......an interesting addition to my journey. Thanks for taking time to read and learn about what's happening in Robbi's World......xoxoxo

Apr27

Keep The Beat!

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St. John's Library, Portland, NY

Come enjoy a multi-lingual concert that encourages a look through cultural elements that unite all people. Robbi K performs in many languages, (Spanish, Hebrew, Hindi, Yoruba, Zulu, Arabic, Latin, & English). Audiences move to world rhythms to further develop an understanding of and respect for diversity in language and dialects across cultures, ethnic groups, geographic regions, and social roles.

Mar31

Great Ladies of Jazz

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Collins Gallery, Portland, OR

Soulful. Sultry. Jazzy. Robbi Kumalo transforms audiences. Her exquisite voice, electrifying smile and joyful stage presence mixed with powerful interpretations, impassioned vocals, and improvised commentary span musical genres and languages. In her The Great Ladies of Jazz, Kumalo pays homage to many powerhouses like Simone, Makeba, Franklin, Fitzgerald, O'Day, Flack, Pearl Bailey, Vaughan, Adams and King with originals spotted in between. Wit, personality and musical spontaneity flavors her performances, inviting the heart of every listener inside.

Songs of Freedom

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Popejoy Hall - UNM, Alberqueque, NM

More info to come about school tkts.

Jan28

Winter Stories

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Playgroups School, Setauket, NY

Cultural stories for school performances

Songs of Freedom

Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Stewart Ave, Garden City, NY

More info check www.licm.org for details about the museum. Performing at the beautiful Long Island Children's Museum is very special to me! I'm the first artist to perform on that delightful stage 25 years ago!

I'm happy to make a special celebration with my dear friend & founder of The Museum of Interesting Things, Denny Daniel! He will have some Civil Rights movement memorabilia! Come touch & see! http://www.museumofinterestingthings.org/index.html

Thanks for many fantastic memories!

Jan18

Keep The Beat: Happy Birthday, Dr. King!

Buckley Country Day School, Roslyn, NY

K - 8 School Assembly

Osebo's Drum

Portland Children's Museum, 4015 Canyon Road, Portland

Parents’ Choice Award winning storyteller, Robbi Kumalo, brings her high-energy performance of Osebo's Drum to Portland Children’s Museum! Don’t miss this interactive presentation filled with movement, singing, chanting, and humor while Robbi sets the scene for this traditional African folktale about a tiny turtle who uses kindness and thinking to succeed.

Arts NW Conference

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The Eugene Hilton, Eugene, OR

Chec my Showcase: Mon, Oct 8 - 9:30 PM

Currently Scheduling Booth 61 B Appts. balidali@me.com

http;//www.Paypal.me/RobbiK to help sponsor my booth! My momentum needs your support!!

Norte y Sur

El Puente

A great night of music to say see you later, Argente-nah!!! I'LL BE BACK! $150 Pesos

With Paula Lafin & Serigo Arias

Singing and playing piano since childhood, Robbi has performed with a host of legendary artists including Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Edie Brickell, John Hiatt, Chaka Khan, Rod Stewart, Mary J. Blige, and Harry Belafonte, among others. Her solo career as a vocal artist, has shared her larger-than-life stage presence and enticingly beautiful voice in numerous diverse settings for several decades.

A member of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), Robbi's sung on TV & radio commercials. Her early years in New York City included working as an extra on sitcoms, dramas, and film -she's a voiceover actor too. She is a member of the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) and a voting member of The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS), as in the Grammy Awards. Google ASCAP (a membership association of more than 800,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers) search: 40/Shorty Re:Kids 

Robbi K's business skills, behind the scenes, were honed with '9 - 5' employment for Spike Lee, George Wein Festival Production, & Paul Simon. With these two legends she focused her multi-lingual skills combined with exceptional organizational and project management talents to deliver effective office management, schedule coordination, and tracking of public relations activities to support fundraising, related appearances and activities. 

Robbi is passionate about arts education. 2021 will marks 40 years serving students all over the globe as a Teaching Artist, educated at Lincoln Center Institute for Aesthetic Education and service through the New Jersey State Council for the Arts.  Her presentations are musical, theatric and culture to break from the Euro-centric norm to celebrate the fact that  community to children & adults. 

A storyteller to young audiences, engaging high school students, or improvising with musicians for seniors, Robbi shares God's love, to inspire people to be loving and open-minded participants in the global community. She's speaks five languages—English, Spanish, French, German, Zulu, and Italian—and often performs with a host of personalities and characters that incorporate a variety of accents, dialects, and idioms. 

Robbi has many recordings from many years and has released seven CDs- four for adults and three for children.mmissioned by Big Brothers Big Sisters to nurture children by strengthening communities.

Since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2014 I was gratefully was blessed to make my first solo performance at Carnegie Hall in 2015 along side my husband that invite me to align with such a magical night artists including South African Dave Matthews, Ladysmith Black Mambazo & Thokoza. Following this enchanting evening I've been blessed to touomhg internationally as a storyteller with Dream On Productions to Mexico and twice to Argentina before relocating to the Dalles, Oregon to a healthy environment, repairing my challenged immune system.