Pops Mohamed

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Ismael Mohamed-Jan (born 10 December 1949) is a respected South African multi-instrumentalist, jazz musician and producer.

Born in Benoni, Gauteng Pops Mohamed's career in music was the logical outcome of an early exposure at Dorkay House to the likes of Abdullah Ibrahim and Kippie Moeketsi. He started his first band The Valiants, at 14. Known by fans as the Minister of Music,[1] he plays a wide variety of instruments:[2][3] African mouth bow, bird whistle, berimbau, didgeridoo, guitar, keyboard, kora, and the thumb piano. He is also known for his wide range of musical styles which include kwela, pop, and soul.[4] He produced Finding One's Self, the late Moses Taiwa Molelekwa's award-winning album.

Pops has also performed regularly with and sits on the board of the Johannesburg Youth Orchestra Company

Discography[edit]

  • Kalamazoo - 1991
  • Sophiatown Society - 1992 (with Morris Goldberg)
  • Ancestral Healing - 1995
  • How Far Have We Come - 1996
  • Music With No Name - 1996
  • Society Vibes - 1997 (with McCoy Mrubatha)
  • Timeless - 1997
  • Millennium Experience - 2000 (with Zena Edwards)
  • Pops Mohamed Meets the London Sound Collective - 2000
  • Africa Meltdown - 2001
  • Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow - 2002

References[edit]

  1. ^ culturebase.net
  2. ^ Hawkins, Seton. "Kalamazoo - Kalamazoo 2". All About Jazz. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Jacobson, Nils (22 December 2003). "South Africa: Sheer Sound". All About Jazz. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]