Abdullah Ibrahim: Formerly known as Dollar Brand; changed his name when he converted to Islam.
South Africa’s most renowned jazz musician. Pianist and composer who has released numerous albums. He grew up in Cape Town and was involved in the South African 1950s jazz scene.
He released the anthemic “Mannenberg” in 1974.
He was strongly opposed to apartheid and spent two lengthy spells in self-imposed exile in the United States, on either side of a short period back in South Africa in the mid-1970s.