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Paul Simon bassist Bakithi Kumalo to lead workshops for teens

South African musician Bakithi Kumalo, who plays bass

South African musician Bakithi Kumalo, who plays bass for Paul Simon, will lead workshops at East End Arts in early 2017. Photo Credit: South African musician Bakithi Kumalo, who plays bass for Paul Simon, will lead workshops at East End Arts in early 2017.

High school musicians ages 14 to 18 can apply online to participate in a free, intensive six-week program during the winter of 2017 with South African musician Bakithi Kumalo at East End Arts, 141 E. Main St. in Riverhead. Kumalo is the bass player for Paul Simon.

Students who play bass, keyboard, drums, guitar, sax or trumpet can apply at eastendarts.org or call 631-369-2171. The deadline for application is Sunday.

Workshop rehearsals occur on six dates in January and February, primarily on Mondays from 4 to 7 p.m. The concert is at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center.

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