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Derek Gripper

Derek Gripper

Apr 13th 2018 @ Music Haven at Proctors

Schenectady, NY
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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The Passport Series – Music Haven at Proctors Africa Unplugged
Friday, April 13th, 2018
7:00 PM
Music Haven at Proctors
432 State St, Schenectady, NY 12305
Trio Da Kali unites three outstanding musicians from the Mande culture of southern Mali who come from a long line of distinguished griots (hereditary musicians). Formed of voice, balafon and bass ngoni, the Trio aim to bring a contemporary twist to ancient and neglected repertoires. "You can instantly spot him as a master — brilliantly engaged and spontaneous, technically impeccable, simply a thrill to behold" — Banning Eyre, Afropop “Five stars…Gripper has brilliantly transferred [the kora] repertoire onto a regular six string guitar. He sees [Toumani] Diabaté as the Segovia, or indeed John Williams, of the kora, championing it as a solo instrument. And Gripper brilliantly takes it back to the guitar. He’s opening a whole new repertoire of classical guitar music…bringing African guitar into the classical mainstream.” — Simon Broughton
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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.