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Abdullah Ibrahim and Ekaya (Chicago Symphony Hall)

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The music of South African pianist and composer Abdullah Ibrahim reflects the diverse influences of his Cape Town roots, an amalgam of traditional African songs, gospel and American jazz. Since founding South Africa’s first premier jazz group, the Jazz Epistles, and later being discovered by Duke Ellington, Ibrahim has recorded prolifically and become a leading figure in modern jazz. Recently awarded the title of NEA Jazz Master, he makes his Symphony Center debut with the celebrated septet Ekaya.

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Earlier Event: January 31
Abdullah Ibrahim and Ekaya (Switzerland)
Later Event: March 12
Abdullah Ibrahim and Ekaya (Macau)