"Robbi Hall Kumalo is an artist. 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, i has shared her larger-than-life stage presence and enticingly beautiful voice in numerous diverse settings for several decades.
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.