For the first time ever, Abdullah Ibrahim, formally known as Dollar Brand, went to Robin Island, where Mandela was imprisoned. All forms of music were banned. A lawyer smuggled one of Abdullah's songs into the control room, blocked the doors and played it over the loud speakers. Mandela's first sound of music in decades.
Abdullah Ibrahim With Gato Barbieri And Don Cherry – Live In Hamburg 1968 (RIP: Gato Barbieri) – Past Daily Downbeat – Past Daily – Abdullah Ibrahim with Gato Barbieri and Don Cherry - Live in Hamburg - August 3, 1968 - NDR Radio - Abdullah Ibrahim, just prior to his transformation from Dollar Brand, has been one of the truly unique and... #billyjoel #dukeellington #georgecarlin