'I try to perfect something that is not possible to pefect' - Abdullah Ibrahim

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Abdullah Ibrahim.
Abdullah Ibrahim.

The slightly eccentric and vaunted pianist Abdullah Ibrahim – Mr Dollar Brand – is 85 years old and is one of the last living legends of South Africa’s golden age of music. His catalogue has more than 100 albums and his work will live on for decades to come.

In a recent call, we picked his brain about the local art space and what he’s been up to during the national lockdown induced by the Covid-19 coronavirus. Speaking to us from his home in Cape Town, the virtuoso seemed to be in good spirits and was full of jokes.

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