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    SA JAZZ ICON ABDULLAH IBRAHIM CONFIRMS CONCERT DATES FOR GAUTENG AND CAPE TOWN

    Abdullah Ibrahim – one of South Africa’s greatest jazz icons – has announced concert dates for Gauteng and Cape Town. 

    Ibrahim returns home to South Africa after a five-year absence to give a series of landmark concerts in April 2024. The limited events will include a highlight in Cape Town where he first professionally performed aged just 16 at the iconic City Hall.

    SA JAZZ ICON ABDULLAH IBRAHIM CONFIRMS CONCERT DATES FOR GAUTENG AND CAPE TOWN, EntertainmentSA News South Africa
    Jazz icon Abdullah Ibrahim confirms concert dates for Gauteng and Cape Town / Image: Supplied / Photographer: Dori Sumter

    “To be launching my M7 Foundation in Johannesburg, playing concerts in Pretoria’s new state-of-the-art arena and uniquely returning to performing inside City Hall – an illustrious venue I first played at aged 16 for a segregated audience – is something that at one time was unimaginable. I am honoured and thrilled to have the opportunity.” 

    Over the course of his career Abdullah Ibrahim has performed with the greatest names to ever emerge from South Africa’s legendary jazz scene including his work with Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba, Jonas Gwangwa, Kippie Moeketsi and many more. 

    SA JAZZ ICON ABDULLAH IBRAHIM CONFIRMS CONCERT DATES FOR GAUTENG AND CAPE TOWN, EntertainmentSA News South Africa
    Jazz icon Abdullah Ibrahim confirms concert dates for Gauteng and Cape Town / Image: Supplied / Photographer: Dori Sumter

    “As I embrace my 90th year, I am delighted to be undertaking these concerts… for me, they are a deeply personal dream – envisaged first many years ago. Perhaps when as a free South African I bought land, or perhaps so many years before that when I was forced to exile? But certainly, I was thrown into sharp relief during the Covid pandemic, when I wondered if, or when, I would see “home” again” says Ibrahim. 

    Recently Abdulllah Ibrahim released his latest album. Entitled “3”, it’s a recording of two sets from London’s Barbican Hall. Cleave Guyton Jr (on flute and piccolo), Noah Jackson (on bass and cello) make up the trio and are featured on both sets with Ibrahim. “3” includes the much-loved tracks NisaBarakat and many more and comprises both the London performances. 

    SA JAZZ ICON ABDULLAH IBRAHIM CONFIRMS CONCERT DATES FOR GAUTENG AND CAPE TOWN, EntertainmentSA News South Africa
    Jazz icon Abdullah Ibrahim confirms concert dates for Gauteng and Cape Town / Image: Supplied / Photographer: Dori Sumter

    The concerts in South Africa form part of a world tour for Abdullah Ibrahim as he performs around the world, visiting cities and cultures that in their time were pivotal in his exiled life. 

    EVENT DATES

    12 April – Cape Town, City Hall

    14 April – Gauteng – SunBet Arena at Time Square. (Menlyn, Gauteng). 

    Tickets on sale from Tuesday 20 February at www.ticketpro.co.za

    SA JAZZ ICON ABDULLAH IBRAHIM CONFIRMS CONCERT DATES FOR GAUTENG AND CAPE TOWN, EntertainmentSA News South Africa

    Main image: Supplied

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