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  • blog September 12, 2013

    Derek Gripper Turns Classical Guitar into a Kora: Live Review

    Derek Gripper is a classical guitarist from Cape Town, South Africa, who has developed an uncanny and unique approach to playing African music, in particular, Mande kora music from Mali and Gambia. He became entranced by this music at a … Read more »

  • review December 27, 2012

    One Night on Earth, Music From the Strings of Mali

    The result is astounding, not just for its technical brilliance, but its musicality. Gripper executes these pieces with the precision and attention to detail one might expect from a great classical musician, but there is nothing stiff about these performances. Read more »

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