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Derek Gripper

Derek Gripper

Apr 6th 2018 @ University of Vermont / Lane Series 392

Burlington, VT
I Was There
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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Trio Da Kali and Derek Gripper
Friday, April 6th, 2018
7:00 PM
University of Vermont / Lane Series 392
S Prospect St, Burlington, VT 05401
Pre-Performance talk at 6:30pm Oh this is beautiful music! Trio Da Kali brings together three outstanding musicians from the Mandé culture of southern Mali who come from a long line of distinguished griots. The trio is formed by vocalist Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté (known as the African Mahalia Jackson for her vocal power and expression), balafon player Lassana Diabaté, and bass ngoni player Mamadou Kouyaté. They are joined by the extraordinary South African guitarist Derek Gripper. Gripper has spent years transcribing and perfecting the work of great kora artists on the guitar, and his playing is like nothing you have ever heard: when Trio Da Kali first heard him perform, these consummate musicians from an unbroken line of traditional artists knew they must tour with him. Sponsored by UVM Program Board and The Point
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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.