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.

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.

Hugh Masekela,Ekayu saxophonist Lance Bryant, and Abdullah Ibrahim, from the Jazz Epistles Johannesburg shows last year

Hugh Masekela,Ekayu saxophonist Lance Bryant, and Abdullah Ibrahim, from the Jazz Epistles Johannesburg shows last year

Dollar Brand -  Abdullah Ibrahim

Dollar Brand - Abdullah Ibrahim

Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya - Water from an Ancient World (fragm.) - YouTube

Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya - Water from an Ancient World (fragm.) - YouTube

Buddy Tate Meets Abdullah Ibrahim: The Legendary Encounter [CD]

Buddy Tate Meets Abdullah Ibrahim: The Legendary Encounter [CD]

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Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya - Water from an Ancient World (fragm.)    15 mins.

Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya - Water from an Ancient World (fragm.) 15 mins.

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

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

Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim) - At Montreux (1980) - Whoza Mtwana   9 mins.

Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim) - At Montreux (1980) - Whoza Mtwana 9 mins.

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