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"Mannenberg" is a classic of South African marabi-influenced Cape jazz, composed by Abdullah Ibrahim and first recorded in 1974. Released under Ibrahim's former name Dollar Brand on the vinyl album Mannenberg - "Is Where It's Happening" (featuring just two long cuts), the title track is particularly notable for the saxophone solo by Basil "Manenberg" Coetzee, for which he earned his nickname.<ref>"Farewell to a musical legend", Sunday Tribune, 15 March 1998.</ref> Inspired by and named after the Cape Flats township of Manenberg (although spelled differently), it was an instant hit and later became identified with the struggle against apartheid, "a beloved anthem of hope and resistance for many South Africans".<ref name=memorials>Sunday Times Heritage Project.</ref>


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"Mannenberg" is a classic of South African marabi-influenced Cape jazz, composed by Abdullah Ibrahim and first recorded in 1974. Released under Ibrahim's former name Dollar Brand on the vinyl album Mannenberg - "Is Where It's Happening" (featuring just two long cuts), the title track is particularly notable for the saxophone solo by Basil "Manenberg" Coetzee, for which he earned his nickname.<ref>"Farewell to a musical legend", Sunday Tribune, 15 March 1998.</ref> Inspired by and named after the Cape Flats township of Manenberg (although spelled differently), it was an instant hit and later became identified with the struggle against apartheid, "a beloved anthem of hope and resistance for many South Africans".<ref name=memorials>Sunday Times Heritage Project.</ref>


Mannenberg sections
Intro  Mannenberg - Is Where It's Happening  Personnel  Tracks  Other recordings  Legacy  References  External links  

PREVIOUS: IntroNEXT: Mannenberg - Is Where It's Happening
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