Abdullah Ibrahim
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1934-10-09
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Abdullah Ibrahim

Abdullah Ibrahim Biography (Wikipedia)

Abdullah Ibrahim (born Adolph Johannes Brand on 9 October 1934 and formerly known as Dollar Brand) is a South African pianist and composer. His music reflects many of the musical influences of his childhood in the multicultural port areas of Cape Town, ranging from traditional African songs to the gospel of the AME Church and ragas, to more modern jazz and other Western styles. Ibrahim is considered the leading figure in the subgenre of Cape jazz. Within jazz, his music particularly reflects the influence of Thelonious Monk and Duke Ellington. He is known especially for "Mannenberg", a jazz piece that became a notable anti-apartheid anthem.

During the apartheid era in the 1960s Ibrahim moved to New York City and, apart from a brief return to South Africa in the 1970s, remained in exile until the early '90s. Over the decades he has toured the world extensively, appearing at major venues either as a solo artist or playing with other renowned musicians, including Max Roach, Carlos Ward and Randy Weston, as well as collaborating with classical orchestras in Europe. With his wife, the jazz singer Sathima Bea Benjamin, he is father to the New York underground rapper Jean Grae, as well as to a son, Tsakwe.

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Abdullah Ibrahim
African Market Place
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African Marketplace
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African Marketplace
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ZB2
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ZB2
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Mandela
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Mandela
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Manenberg Revisited
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Manenberg Revisited
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Jabula
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Jabula
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Song for Sathima
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Song for Sathima
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Skippy
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Skippy
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The Balance
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The Balance
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Nisa
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Nisa
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Dreamtime
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Dreamtime
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Soweto (live) (with archive)
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Soweto (live) (with archive)
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Mannenberg Is Where It's Happening
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Mannenberg Is Where It's Happening
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The Song Is My Story
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The Song Is My Story
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Banyana (The Children of Africa)
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Banyana (The Children of Africa)
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The Forest wet with rain
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The Forest wet with rain
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Ancient Cape
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Ancient Cape
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The Dream
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The Dream
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Don's Song
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Don's Song
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Mannenberg (revisited)
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Mannenberg (revisited)

Mannenberg (revisited)

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Ekaya
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The Wedding (Glatt und Verkehrt 2017)
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The Wedding (Glatt und Verkehrt 2017)
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Soweto
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Soweto
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Duke 88
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Duke 88
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Nisa
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Nisa

Nisa

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Dream Time
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Dream Time

Dream Time

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Pula
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Pula
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In A Sentimental Mood/Ocean & the River
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In A Sentimental Mood/Ocean & the River
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African Market Place
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African Market Place
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Ekaya
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Ekaya
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The Perfumed Forest Wet With Rain
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The Perfumed Forest Wet With Rain
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Little Boy
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Little Boy
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The Perfumed Forest Wet with Rain
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The Perfumed Forest Wet with Rain
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Barakaat
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Barakaat
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Ishmael
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Ishmael
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The Song is My Story: Just arrived
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The Song is My Story: Just arrived
Linley Hamilton
Joan-Capetown Flower
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Joan-Capetown Flower

Joan-Capetown Flower

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Linley Hamilton
Johnny Taylor
Julien Colarossi
Damian Evans
Ed Dunlop
Ulster Orchestra
Stephen Bell
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Paul Campbell
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