Robbi Kumalo

character, animals, childlike, animation, theatre

Voice Description

I'm available for any type of job because I've a fun voice which can be dark yet enticing. I'm everyday people; warm and deep for narration, fun and flirty for commercials; deep and raspy for anything!

I'm enjoy creating characters, anything animation, real and made up accents, real and maginary animals, & I'm gradually improving the skills needed for ADR group work.

My personable demeanor is the essence of my work. I can be larger than life as a performer, witty and improvisational, and my beautiful singing voice has given me the opportunity to perform in many settings and places.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Child
• Teenage Girl
• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female
• Middle Age Male

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - USA and Canada
• Spanish - Other

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Adult content
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

• SAG-AFTRA (US)

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

new york, New York, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

African American (middle class, west indian) NY suburban housewife, native New Yorker, latina NY, as well as multilingual (conversational) - French, Spanish, Italian, German, Zulu & characters of all types including those never heard before!

Animal characters, children's voices, animation, middle age woman, young woman, and many character accents.

My Voice Experience

I've won several Parents' Choice Awards and have nearly 30 years of experience as a professional singer/voice artist including jingles, animation, recordings & live performances. (Which is amazing since I'm just 29 years old!)

I've recorded several award winning children's cd's as Robbi K, & spent a part of my career recording and/or touring w/music luminaries like Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, John Hiatt, Rod Steward, Jewel, Harry Belafonte, Edie Brickell, Eileen Ivers, Deepak Chopra, Daniel Rodriguez, among others.

I've always walked the line between actress and musician. I combine my love of culture, languages with a wide vocal range to deliver a distinctive voice print incorporating idioms, clicks, and sounds that generates lots of attention. Over the years I've been hired to do corporate and educational narration, commercial work (Ford, Volvo, and General Motors), audio books for children (See More's Workshop), as well as singing jingles (M+M, Coca Cola,& Naya).

After 20+ years, I'm still in love with my work! I'm efficient with time and reliable to ensure that your project is completed. I can work at your studio with your engineer as well as record from my home studio.

Thanks for listening to my voice!

My Training

SUNY @ Stony Brook
Lincoln Center Institute for Aesthetic Education
INStudios Improv School, NYC
Guided Imagery Opera Company

My Studio Equipment

MacBook Pro
Logic, Garageband
Various mics, keyboards

Additional Skills

Singer-songwriter, pianist, puppeteer, voice actor, & character actress

Free service: I am pleased to offer free voice-over service and performances for children related charities - If you represent a charitable organization like Ronald McDonald House, or a children's hospital like St. Jude's. Organizations like MS Society, American Diabetes Association - please keep my talent in mind to give voice.

I honed my chops performing with a host of legendary artists including Aretha Franklin, Eileen Ivers, Arif Mardin, Jewel, Diana Ross, Jimmy Owens, Ashford & Simpson, Edie Brickell, Chieli Minucci, Gino Sitson, Bakithi Kumalo, John Hiatt, Rod Stewart, Mary J. Blige, and Harry Belafonte among many others. TV appearances with these artists include Oprah, 60 Minutes, Rosie, The View, VH-1 Storytellers, The Today Show, and Late Night with David Letterman.

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal
• Credit cards
• Wire transfers

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Demos
Angry Woman

Commercia reel

Excerpts from Osebos Drum

Singing Mouse