Abdullah Ibrahim interview: "In our music there’s no such thing as a mistake and, actually, maybe in life itself there’s no such thing as a mistake either "

Five years since the release of his last album, revered pianist Abdullah Ibrahim returns with his fired-up Ekaya ensemble for their new album, The Balance. Alyn Shipton caught up with the South African star to discuss musical roots, life lessons and the memorable time he stepped in for Duke Ellington

Photographs: Gabriel Bertogg
Photographs: Gabriel Bertogg

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