Robbi K and Friends

Artist: Robbi Kumalo

Assembly Descriptions

The Turtle’s Shell (2 performers)
Drumming, movement and singing by a Parents’ Choice Award winning storyteller, brings the West African folk tale to life on stage as she unfolds an amusing tale of a little turtle who outwits the fierce leopard and is rewarded with a shell, a home of his own to carry on his back wherever he goes.


Keep the Beat! (4 performers)

A multi lingual interactive concert features global folk songs that emphasize people's connection in music and history. Students chant in Swahili, hum Zulu folk songs, dance Latin rhythms and sing Reggae. Call and response in 6 languages. 

Assembly Information-The Turtle's Shell

Grades: K-6
Curriculum Links: Multi-Cultural Studies, Literature, Character Education
Price: Single performance $1,200 
2 back-to-back $1,500
Program length: 45 minutes

*Artist travel fees may apply


Assembly Information-Keep the Beat!

Grades: K-6

Curriculum Links: Music, Multi-Cultural Studies, Global Studies, Language Arts

Price: Single performance $1,825 
2 back-to-back $2,400
Program length: 45 minutes
*Artist travel fees may apply
The performances are tailored to the particular age level and special needs of the audience



Choose from:

The Growing Rock, Lumpy Bumpy Pumpkin, Tobias Turkey, Big Annie and The Firefly Star 


About the Artist

Robbi Kumalo’s beautiful voice has graced TV & radio commercials as well as numerous live venues nationwide. She has sung back-up for such superstars as Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin and Jewel among others. Robbi is very passionate about arts education and has spent nearly 30 years performing and teaching in schools all over the globe as Teaching Artist for Aesthetic Education.  Using the arts as a means to connect to Core Curriculum, history, culture, and character, Robbi demonstrates her calling in life by her ease of performance and her love of nurturing young people.  She's was a Teaching Artist with New Jersey State Council for the Arts, NJPAC and The Tilles Center.