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Talking Music: A Life in Jazz

With Abdullah Ibrahim and Nathaniel Mackey
October 15th, 2015
1:00 PM


Duke's Tsitsi Jaji reflects on Abdullah Ibrahim's visit to the Forum for Scholars and Publics and his conversation with Nathaniel Mackey in PRACTICE: Listening to Nathaniel Mackey and Abdullah Ibrahim in Conversation.

The Duke Chronicle's Lucy Zhang wrote about Ibrahim's discussion with Nathaniel Mackey for the October 22 issue of the newspaper.

Thursday, October 15

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Forum for Scholars and Publics, 011 Old Chem

Light lunch served

Duke professor and acclaimed poet Nathaniel Mackey talked with South African jazz legend Abdullah Ibrahim about his wide-ranging career in music. Ibrahim played with his ensemble Ekaya on Friday, October 16 at 8:00 p.m. in Baldwin Auditorium

A part of an on-going series, Talking Music: Conversations with Scholars, Writes, Archivists, and Artists, co-sponsored by Duke Performances, the Forum for Scholars, and the Duke Africa Initiative. 

Watch Adbullah Ibrahim's performances at Carnegie Hall (2014) & the Jarasum Jazz Festival (2013).



Image from Abdullah Ibrahim's personal website.

Abdullah Ibrahim

Since signing his first record deal under the patronage of Duke Ellington in 1964, South African jazz legend Abdullah Ibrahim has made a staggering fifty-two albums as pianist and bandleader and ...

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Nathaniel Mackey

Poet, novelist, and critic Nathaniel Mackey is Duke University’s Reynolds Price Professor of Creative Writing. He joined Duke’s faculty in 2010, after his work as a professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Nathaniel Mackey works in the areas of ...

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