Abdullah Ibrahim



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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 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.

Age: 81
Height: Height unknown
Nationality: South African
Claim to Fame: One line executive summary


19 Credits »
1978 Odo-Toum, d'autres rythmes -
1967 Portrait of a Bushman -
2005 Abdullah Ibrahim: A Struggle for Love -
2004 Povl Dissing & Benny Andersen med the Brazz Brothers: Til Rosalina -
1990 S'en fout la mort -
1990 Tilai -
1988 Chocolate -
1988 The Cry of Reason: Beyers Naude - An Afrikaner Speaks Out -
1987 A Brother with Perfect Timing -
1983 Closed Circuit -
1967 Portrait of a Bushman -


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