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Arena

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A Brother with Perfect
Timing
Abdullah Ibrahim formerly Dollar Brand, pianist, composer, arranger, was bom in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1934. When Duke Ellington heard him in 1965 he was so impressed that he arranged for Ibrahim to move to
America where he quickly became a leading figure in the jazz avant-garde.
He has since lived and worked in exile in New York, developing a blend of jazz and the traditional styles of South Africa that have recently become fashionable in the West. Tonight's Arena moves between New York and the relics of the Cape Town he grew up in, explaining his beautiful, evocative music and the stories and feelings that inspired it.
Director CHRIS AUSTIN Series editors
ANTHONY WALL. NIGEL FINCH
0 INFO: page 77

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Unknown: Nigel Finch

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