Abdullah Ibrahim Masterclass

Once-off Abdullah Ibrahim Master Class at the Fugard Studio Theatre

Abdullah Ibrahim, South Africa’s most distinguished pianist, will be presenting a once-off Master Class as part of his Solo Piano Concert Series in The Fugard Studio Theatre in January 2019. On Wednesday 16 January 2019 at 14h00, Abdullah Ibrahim, world renowned musician whose career spans nearly...

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Abdullah Ibrahim Solo Piano Concert Series at The Fugard Theatre

Following previous sold out performances, Eric Abraham and The Fugard Theatre present a series of intimate Solo Piano Concerts by global music icon and South African legend Abdullah Ibrahim. The concerts will take place from 15 to 20 January 2019 in The Fugard Studio Theatre. Abdullah...

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Dr Billy Taylor narrated an incident when he and Art Tatum after a concert went to hang at a club. A young pianist was playing. When he noticed that Art Tatum was in the house he came over. ‘Mr Tatum what an honour to meet. You have been...

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The Day That Nana And I Went ‘Psycho’

It’s not unusual to have warm and fuzzy feelings for Grandma. Like many, mine brought a sense of calmness into what was an often chaotic family atmosphere. When I refer to other family members it’s often by their first names, but Etta Siegel will always...

Tshehla Michael Phahlane

Farewell to doyen of black journalism

Michael Tshehla Phahlane, the man who gave Soweto its name back in 1963, slipped away quietly two weeks ago without a single mention in local media despite the fact that he was the real doyen of black journalism and one of its finest wordsmiths. He...

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Abdullah Ibrahim to receive 2019 Jazz Master Award from NEA

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Jazz Masters award, bestowed every year since 1982, is often characterized as the United States' highest honor reserved for jazz. This morning the NEA announced four new recipients of the prize: pianist and composer Abdullah Ibrahim, composer-arranger-bandleader Maria...

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An Abdullah Ibrahim Solo Piano Concert: Water from an Ancient Well

Story Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre present solo piano concerts by global music icon and South African legend Abdullah Ibrahim. Abdullah Ibrahim is South Africa’s most distinguished pianist and a world-respected master musician.  Following his performance at the Oslo Jazz Festival, John Ephland, writing on allaboutjazz.com,...