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Triennale Teatro dell'Arte

Viale Emilio Alemagna, 6, 20121 Milano MI, Italia

Abdullah Ibrahim
This world-renowned musician, easily the most prominent contemporary pianist of South Africa, started his revolutionary Jazz Epistles ensemble in 1959. Ibrahim’s sound is a melting pot of cultural influences: gospel melodies and African-American tradition, as well as the typically American cool jazz, township jive, and European classical music.

A chance meeting with Duke Ellington led him to perform at the main Europe- an festivals as well as in many ratio and TV shows. In 1974 he recorded Mannenberg, which soon become a national anthem of sorts for the black people of South Africa. Nelson Mandela himself welcomed him again in his native country in 1990s.

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Abdullah Ibrahim

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