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Derek Gripper

Derek Gripper

Feb 8th 2018 @ GiG

Santa Fe, NM
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About Derek Gripper
Genres:
Solo Guitar
Hometown:
Cape Town, South Africa

South African guitarist Derek Gripper released his ninth album, One Night on Earth: Music from the Strings of Mali, late in 2012. Recorded at an all-night session the alb...
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Thursday, February 8th, 2018
7:30 PM
GiG
1808 2nd St, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Derek Gripper began his formal musical training at the age of six on the violin. After studying classical music for the next thirteen years, he began to look further afield for musical inspiration. This search took him to India where he studied South Indian Carnatic music. On his return home, he began to focus on the guitar, trying to find a new direction for the instrument. In 2009 Derek began studying the playing techniques of this instrument by learning traditional Malian compositions on the kora, and two years later had a breakthrough: by using the simple textural language of the Spanish renaissance lute, it was possible to play the highly complex kora compositions of the great Malian virtuoso Toumani Diabate on the six string guitar, without omitting a note of the original performances.
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About Derek Gripper
Genres:
Solo Guitar
Hometown:
Cape Town, South Africa

South African guitarist Derek Gripper released his ninth album, One Night on Earth: Music from the Strings of Mali, late in 2012. Recorded at an all-night session the alb...
Read More
Fan Live Reviews
Robin
New York, NY@
Planeta 295 E 8th St New York, NY, 10009
February 3rd 2018
Hearing Derek play was like being transported to other lands, other worlds. Not only an extraordinary guitarist but also a man who puts his whole being into the music so that it becomes an intimate experience. I would want to hear him play whenever he is in NYC. Planeta space was so warm, friendly and calm. Thank you.