Soweto-based singer who was a member of the Skylarks, replacing Miriam Makeba when she left South Africa.
She then toured England and the United States with the King Kong musical before settling in the United States. She went on to enjoy a long and successful solo career, releasing her debut album, Letta Mbulu Sings in 1968.
She went on to release singles and albums regularly throughout the late 60s, 70s and early 80s with a less regular album releases thereafter.
Singer who began her singing career in Johannesburg in the 1950s, most notably with the Skylarks. She was cast in the musical King Kong and when it toured overseas she remained there, choosing life in exile to returning to apartheid South Africa.
She went on to a hugely successful solo career, also releasing an album with Harry Belafonte. Some of her most notable albums were An Evening with Harry Belafonte and Miriam Makeba (1966), Pata Pata (1968), Sabelani (1979), Sangoma (1988) and Welela (1989).
She returned to South Africa in the early 1990s and continued to release albums and perform until her death in 2008.