This midsized jazz ensemble, whose name means home, presented ibrahims most powerful musical statements during an important time of protest against apartheid in his native south africa. Water from an ancient well, soweto, maraba blue, mannenberg revisited, the balance, biography. 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. He was the foremost integration figure for african jazz in the 70s and 80s. Born in 1934 in cape town, abdullah ibrahims journey to becoming a conduit of beautiful music began at the age of seven with formal piano lessons at his. View the profiles of people named abdullah ibrahim. 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. In addition to being a master musician, ibrahim is also a martial artist, with a lifelong interest in zen philosophy and a rigorous daily practice of budo. Jazz tent, new orleans jazz and heritage festival, april 29, 2017. He played at the inauguration of nelson mandela in 1994. Abdullah ibrahim and ekaya, royal festival hall, london. Abdullah ibrahim and ekaya, royal festival hall, london a magic moment reprised the pianist and his band celebrated a groundbreaking south african jazz album abdullah ibrahim at the royal. South african piano eminence abdullah ibrahim takes on his jazz epistles legacy, on his own meditative terms.
Abdullah ibrahim born 1934, cape town, south africa, formerly known as adolph johannes brand, and as dollar brand from a popular brand of cigarettes, is a south african pianist and composer. Many things have changed since the founding of pianistcomposer abdullah ibrahims ekaya ensemble. 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. Abdullah ibrahim piano carlos ward alto saxflute ricky ford tenor sax charles davis baritone sax dick griffin trombone cecil mcbeedavid williams bass ben riley drums if you dont know just how good abdullah is then the fact the that he deputised for duke ellington at the piano in the 1960s should tell you all you need to know. The abolition of apartheid was also an act of liberation for abdullah ibrahim. Its occasionally expanded to eight or nine pieces, dropping in guests like. Nov 15, 2017 abdullah ibrahim and ekaya, royal festival hall, london a magic moment reprised the pianist and his band celebrated a groundbreaking south african jazz album abdullah ibrahim at the royal. Ekaya, meaning home, was the name of the brightly soulful ensemble introduced by the great south african pianist abdullah ibrahim on a 1983 album, now out of print. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you give your consent for this. Abdullah ibrahim and hugh masekela will reunite and perform on one stage. Abdullah ibrahim download high quality complete mp3 albums.
At jazz standard starting thursday with ekaya, his longtime septet. The cd closes out with ibrahim s joan capetown flower emerald bay. South african pianist abdullah ibrahim s effervescent sound is immediately recognizable. This music was thought to be lost forever only about 500 copies of the record were produced in 1959, but here it is again, freer and more alive than ever, on the stage of the nice jazz festival. Best of abdullah ibrahim, released in december 1999. Pianist abdullah ibrahim s ekaya is more an expression of the south africans musical philosophy than a fixed combo. Includes unlimited streaming of the balance via the free bandcamp app, plus highquality download in mp3, flac and more. But still, the deep inner significance of the old and the new will never change. Join facebook to connect with abdullah ibrahim and others you may know. Abdullah ibrahim s tours of north america in 2015 and 2016 were an overwhelming success and in 2018 and 2019, he plans an extensive international tour with his celebrated septet ekaya the critics speak. Abdullah ibrahim master from ian henderson on vimeo.
Abdullah ibrahim invites his childhood friend and one of the groups original members, hugh masekela, to reimagine the music of his ekaya project. His music reflects many of the musical influences of his childhood in the multicultural port areas of cape town, ranging from traditional african songs. Oct 16, 2015 since signing his first record deal under the patronage of duke ellington in 1964, south african jazz legend abdullah ibrahim has made a staggering fiftytwo albums as pianist and bandleader and has played a central role in his countrys twentiethcentury musical and political landscape. Sterns music has one of the largest online catalogues of world music. Abdullah ibrahim addresses a younger audience, which did not exist yet in 1985 and for whom apartheid was a cruel part of the past but which has been overcome. Born into the rich culture of preapartheid cape town, the eightyone year. Portions of content provided by tivo corporation 2020 tivo corporation whats new. Stream adfree or purchase cds and mp3s now on amazon. Abdullah ibrahim tour dates 2020 abdullah ibrahim concert. Well have it back up and running as soon as possible. You can find the list of abdullah ibrahim tour dates here. African music, latin music, brazilian music, indian music, etc.1422 816 542 424 1018 695 751 581 1561 642 1547 923 1148 1433 427 1284 220 1194 971 1574 373 493 862 1314 756 1267 1350 407 1363 321 1478 1093 368 468 317