Derek Gripper (South Africa)
On tour with Paolo Angeli
A genre-defying double bill of daring contrast and brilliant beauty.
For over ten years guitarist Derek Gripper has produced some of South Africa’s most extraordinary musical works by fusing the country’s disparate creative traditions with styles throughout the world. His music draws on European classical traditions, avant-garde Brazilian works, Malian kora works, Cape Town’s folk styles, and even Indian classical music, all the while synthesizing them into a style uniquely his own. Widely lauded for his recent exploration of Mali’s greatest kora players, Toumani Diabaté and Ballaké Sissoko, alongside the music of guitarist Ali Farka Touré, Gripper creates a new form of classical guitar music out of some of Africa’s richest musical heritage.
Thu 02 Feb Birmingham | mac Birmingham
Fri 03 Feb Bangor | Bangor Pontio
Sun 05 Feb Bury St Edmunds | The Apex
Tue 07 Feb Bristol | Colston Hall / Lantern
Wed 08 Feb Sheffield | University of Sheffield
Thu 09 Feb Cambridge | The Junction
Sun 12 Feb London | Rich Mix London
Mon 13 Feb Milton Keynes | The Stables
Wed 15 Feb Gateshead | The Sage Gateshead
Thu 16 Feb York | NCEM