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Who is Abdullah Ibrahim?

Abdullah Ibrahim 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 sub-genre Cape jazz. Within jazz, his music particularly reflects the influence of Thelonious Monk and Duke Ellington. 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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Google previewEncyclopedia of Music in the 20th Century (2014)

by Lol Henderson, Lee Stacey

THE JAZZ EPISTLES In the late 19505, Moeketsi guided musicians like pianist and composer Abdullah Ibrahim (also known as Dollar Brand), trombonist Jonas Gwangwa, and trumpeter Hugh Masekela. All four ...

Google previewWorld Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre (2013)

Volume 6: Bibliography and Cumulative Index by Irving Brown (Consulting Bibliographer), Natasha Rappaport (Bibliographer), Don Rubin (General Editor), Rosabel Wang (Consulting Bibliographer)

Towards a survey: a reflection on poetry/ Cosmo Pieterse—The aloe and thewildrose: song/Abdullah Ibrahim (DollarBrand ) —The melody of ...

Google previewThe Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz (2007)

by the late Leonard Feather, Ira Gitler

Abdullah Ibrahim for Chocolat '87. Award: NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship '97.

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Abdullah Ibrahim Quartet

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The biggest problem in South Africa is that we have a disrupted timeline. Historically, politically, spiritually, economically, in people's minds, in people's heads. (Abdullah Ibrahim)
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