ABDULLAH IBRAHIM LIVE IN CONCERT AT MAYNARDVILLE

ABDULLAH IBRAHIM LIVE IN CONCERT AT MAYNARDVILLE

ONE NIGHT ONLY18th DECEMBER

Date:                          18th December
Time:                         Doors Open 19h00. Concert starts at 20h00
Venue:                       Maynardville Amphitheatre, Wynberg, Cape Town
Tickets Cost:              R375
Tickets from:              www.webtickets.co.za

Food and drinks will be on sale.

You can count the number of REALLY famous South Africans on two hands. One of the first to achieve this status is consummate pianist and musician Abdullah Ibrahim. Nelson Mandela said about him “Bach, Beethoven, we’ve got better” and few would disagree.

What better venue to see this extraordinary man on a solo piano performance, than on the stage at the Maynardville amphitheatre in Wynberg. With the starry skies above and surrounded by lush lawns, trees and gardens, it is the perfect setting to sit back, relax and listen to one of the best pianists in the world.

Abdullah Ibrahim, formerly known as Dollar Brand, started his musical journey with formal piano lessons at the age of 7.

He and Hugh Masekela performed and recorded with South Africa’s first premiere jazz group, the Jazz Epistles.

Whilst in exile in Europe in 1963, he was discovered by Duke Ellington at a jazz cafe in Zurich, and this led to the recording of ‘Duke Ellington presents the Dollar Brand Trio’.

In the 1970s, Abdullah’s songs “Manenberg” and “Soweto”, would be embraced as anthems of protest against apartheid South Africa.  And these songs are still as popular, and played as often, now as they were over 40 years ago.

In the 1980s he would form the septet Ekaya, which would become one of the few successful acoustic jazz groups of this era. And the 1990s would see collaborations with big bands and classical string orchestras.

Abdullah in his solo capacity and accompanied by Ekaya has performed in the world’s most prestigious venues and festivals. Some of the most recent highlights include Carnegie Hall (NYC) in 2014, Royal Albert Hall (London) 2014 and Montreux Jazz Festival in 2013.

His latest recording, The Song is My story, released in 2014, garnered critical acclaim.

The Guardian (UK) rated it with 4 stars “….all played with a remarkable liquid touch, and feels like a late-life Ibrahim renaissance”.

Abdullah Ibrahim has recorded prolifically and he has become one of the leading pianists, composers, and figures in modern jazz. He remains in his zenith, as a musician and a tireless initiator of new projects.

 

For more information, contact Jeni Fletcher :

jenifletcher@telkomsa.net or 082 825 5718




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