Abdullah Ibrahim

Post-bop, Musical Artist

1934 –

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Who is Abdullah Ibrahim?

Abdullah Ibrahim, 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 sub-genre 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.

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Born
Oct 9, 1934
Cape Town
Also known as
  • Abdullah Abrahim
  • Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand)
  • Dollar Brand
  • Abdullah Ebrahim
  • Adolph Johannes Brand
  • Abdullah Ibrahim Trio
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Islam
Nationality
  • South Africa
Profession

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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