Archive for 7. December 2012

Rare Event

Friday, 7. December 2012

Tonight (Dec. 7th 2012) we made use of the rare opportunity seeing and hearing once more South African jazz legend Abdullah Ibrahim and his New York based band Ekaya.

After a very hectic day the concert was exactly what I did need to get in synch with myself. To share the impression follow the link below presenting some of the pieces played tonight.

And of course a variation of  his probably best known piece – “Mannenberg” – was on the playlist. I heard it first time live in the mid seventies, when he performed in Frankfurt, and I was involved in lots of Anti-Apartheid activities not only alongside his concerts. It was perceived as an anthem of hope and resistance against the backdrop of the destruction of District Six and forced removals by the apartheid government.