Abdullah Ibrahim

1934 - Today

Abdullah Ibrahim

Abdullah Ibrahim (born Adolph Johannes Brand on 9 October 1934 and formerly known as Dollar Brand) is a South African pianist and composer. His music reflects many of the musical influences of his childhood in the multicultural port areas of Cape Town, ranging from traditional African songs to the gospel of the AME Church and Ragas, to more modern jazz and other Western styles. Ibrahim is considered the leading figure in the subgenre of Cape jazz. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abdullah Ibrahim has received more than 286,171 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 934th most popular musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 290k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 47.39

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.16

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.32

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Abdullah Ibrahim ranks 936 out of 2,258Before him are Nigel Kennedy, Airto Moreira, Adam Clayton, Jorma Kaukonen, Peter Banks, and Ma Rainey. After him are Lauryn Hill, Ewa Demarczyk, Enrique Santos Discépolo, Mike Stern, Mikhail Pletnev, and Roy Haynes.

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Among people born in 1934, Abdullah Ibrahim ranks 232Before him are Yakubu Gowon, Robin Milner, Robert Towne, Johnny Haynes, Phạm Minh Mẫn, and Russ Tamblyn. After him are Rue McClanahan, Jacek Kuroń, Alketas Panagoulias, Carlos Amigo Vallejo, Martin Bangemann, and Alois Mock.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Abdullah Ibrahim ranks 73 out of 220Before him are Nico Diederichs (1903), Piet Retief (1780), Breyten Breytenbach (1939), Gary Player (1935), Bevil Rudd (1894), and Wilfrid Napier (1941). After him are Oscar Pistorius (1986), Alan Paton (1903), C. R. Swart (1894), Alice Krige (1954), Louis Raymond (1895), and Helen Suzman (1917).

Among MUSICIANS In South Africa

Among musicians born in South Africa, Abdullah Ibrahim ranks 2Before him are Hugh Masekela (1939). After him are Trevor Rabin (1954), Eddie Kramer (1942), and Lucky Dube (1910).