Abdullah Ibrahim

 
Folly to call mastery arrogance
Folly to call mastery arrogance
I renewed my vows with jazz last night. It’s not that I had fallen out of love with her. We both just thought we could do better — ya know,...
The lovelight of Winnie Mandela
The lovelight of Winnie Mandela
“Jazz is a cry. It is a survival skill for the spirit. I think it must have started with a woman who just let out a wail. Then came the...
No more pain: Lala ngoxolo Bra Hugh Masekela
No more pain: Lala ngoxolo Bra Hugh Masekela
South African jazz trumpeter, composer and singer Hugh Masekela passed away on Monday at the age of 78 after a lengthy bout with prostate...
Conte finds a brand new swag
Conte finds a brand new swag
Italian guitarist, producer and DJ Nicola Conte works quite hard at pursuing his art on his own terms.
Struggle songs let us be heard
Struggle songs let us be heard
“Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.” — Thelonious Monk
Jazz proves it knows no bounds
Jazz proves it knows no bounds
The Sandton Convention Centre is a buzzing labyrinth of glass, its escalators laden with revellers hungry for jazz.
The Lists: James Baldwin and SA jazz icons Abdullah Ibrahim and Moses Molelekwa
The Lists: James Baldwin and SA jazz icons Abdullah Ibrahim and Moses Molelekwa
Genes and Spirits: Moses Molelekwa. I’m shuffling between Moses Taiwa Molelekwa’s Genes and Spirits, and I...
An evening with Dollar Brand
An evening with Dollar Brand
Abdullah Ibrahim, the virtuoso jazz composer known as Dollar Brand who born Adolph Johannes Brand, turned 82 last month and performed four solo...
Gifts from a jazz maestro – Abdullah Ibrahim
Gifts from a jazz maestro – Abdullah Ibrahim
The email from Abdullah Ibrahim says: “1700hrs confirmed for tomorrow.” I have already drawn up a list of 15 questions for one of South...
DON'T MISS THIS: Abdullah Ibrahim and Ekaya in Jo'burg
DON'T MISS THIS: Abdullah Ibrahim and Ekaya in Jo'burg
Jazz legend Abdullah Ibrahim will be performing music from two new albums at The Lyric on March 20.
Jazz singer Sathima Bea Benjamin dead at 76
Jazz singer Sathima Bea Benjamin dead at 76
Benjamin passed away on Tuesday, August 20. Perhaps her last public appearance was on August 10, a Saturday night, at the SABC's Johannesburg studios where she was honoured with a Standard Bank Joy of Jazz lifetime achievement award, alongside Abigail...
For Cape Town’s jazz maestros, history is sacred
For Cape Town’s jazz maestros, history is sacred
There is an unsung Cape Town song in the countless devout, talented, piano-playing ladies who reared and inspired the city’s jazz pianists....

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