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Brian McKnight & Abdullah Ibrahim. Presented By: Erynne Zavala . Cape Town South Africa Demographics. Land mass: 2,499 sq. kilometers Population: 2,893,251 and a population density of 1,158 people per sq km (2,999 per sq mile - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Brian McKnight & Abdullah IbrahimPresented By: Erynne Zavala Cape Town South AfricaDemographics

Land mass: 2,499 sq. kilometersPopulation: 2,893,251 and a population density of 1,158 people per sq km (2,999 per sq mileReligion: main religion is Christianity, practiced by almost 80% of residents. Approximately 10% are Muslim, with less than 1% each Jewish and Hindu. Is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the worldEthnicities: Black Africans, Nguni and Sotho groups account for 90% of the Black population. Black population accounts 75% of the South Africa's entire population. Whites account for about 13%. Indians account for around 3 % . Mixed White and Black descent and account for 9% of the population.

Instrument!Because youve probably never seen one before

Abdullah IbrahimBorn in Cape Town South Africa

Recalls traditional African music, religious music, and jazz

Received first piano lesson in 1941, became a professional musician in 1949

Member of the Tuxedo Slickers and Willie Max Big Band

Met Kippi Moeketski , devoted his life to music

Married African jazz singer Samitha Bea Benjamin

Very proud of African roots, believes music is healing and has the power to transform

Led the Duke Ellington Orchestra

Toured the world, upon returning to South Africa could not deal with the oppression

"We played a lot of boogie woogie back then. It had structure very similar to our native songs. We never regarded the music as foreign; it was just the music of our brothers and sisters in another part of the world. And in our corner there were great piano players: they didn't play Jazz however; they played tradition...pure African Tradition."

Biography Continued"Kippi's life was not wasted! How could it be when it was Kippi who gave us everything we know? We have just built on from what he has taught us." Influenced Keith Jarrot and George Winston s work

Dollar Brand

Dealt with oppression and Apartheid

In 1965 played solo concert at Carnegie Hall

African Space Program in New York

For Coltrane

To John Coltrane from Ibrahim

Melody: no set melodyMedium: PIANOMeter: no set time signatureForm: gradually increases in tempo and volumeStyle: jazz, traditional African influences, improvinisation usedContext: written for John ColtraneBrian McKnight"The sentiments must be real, the melodies must be magic. I want to create moods everyone can feel. Records don't need to be perfect, but they do need character."

"The music I write and the songs I sing must first move me"

Signed a recording contract at the age of 19

Very Religious

Vocal style influenced by Stevie Wonder

Attended Oakwood College

Worked with many mainstream artists

Known for his stirring pieces of music

Loved church music but Jazz stimulated his mind

Expelled from College

Biography ContinuedJazz is all about improvisation and it's about the moment in time, doing it this way now, and you'll never do it this way twice. I've studied the masters. Why would I want to play ball after the guys who sit on a bench? I want to play like Michael Jordan.

First single was One Last Cry

Nominated for four Grammies

Received NAACP Image Award

Released seven albums

Still In Love

My husband WILL sing this to me one day