Abdullah Ibhrahim on BBC3

Kevin Le Gendre presents an interview with piano great and anti-apartheid activist Abdullah Ibrahim, dubbed “South Africa’s Mozart” by Nelson Mandela. Looking back over his five-decade career, Ibrahim shares some of the music that has inspired and influenced him, along with tales of jazz listening parties in the townships, his mentor Duke Ellington, and his philosophies on life and music. 

Elsewhere in the programme, Kevin has an exclusive preview of this year’s Cheltenham Jazz Festival, with live recordings from saxophonist Soweto Kinch, rising star drummer Jas Kayser and more. 

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin’ Else.