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Abdullah Ibrahim to perform in SA

2012-11-07 14:35
 
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Johannesburg – Legendary jazz musician Abdullah Ibrahim is bringing his US band Ekaya to South Africa to perform two concerts in December.

The concerts will take place in Johannesburg on 7 December at the Linder auditorium, Wits University and in Pretoria on 8 December at the ZK Matthews Hall, UNISA.

Concertgoers will be treated to music from 78-year-old Abdullah's critically acclaimed Ekaya CD, Sotho Blue.

The jazz greats that make up Ekaya, all from New York, include Cleave Guyton (alto sax, flute), Keith Loftis, (tenor sax), Tony Kofi, (britone sax), Andrae Murchison (trombone), Noah Jackson, (bass), and Will Terrill (drums).

It will be the first time the band play in Pretoria, and jazz pioneer Ibrahim will dedicate his Maraba Blue song to Marabastad in Pretoria/Tshwane, his inspiration behind the composition.

Ibrahim said of his experiences of Marabastad in Pretoria: "Marabastad, the birthplace of Jazz in South Africa and the Orient Cinema, are now both demolished, but I still have vivid memories of Marabastad as the most vibrant and informed township."

Described as one of the most gifted jazz musicians in history, Ibrahim previously known as Dollar Brand, has enjoyed a career that has lasted over half a century. He has worked with many legends of South African and global jazz and created the soundtracks for many movies, including the award-winning Chocolat.

Tickets for the concerts are available from Computicket at R250 per ticket.

- Channel24

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