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Join us for a cosy evening concert with the legendary Derek Gripper. Gripper is a classical guitarist who has taken a unique path. As a South African classical musician he found himself limited by traditional classical guitar and so went on a journey through different musical styles, returning always to the guitar to find ways of bringing what he learned onto the instrument.

It took Derek untold hours of painstaking work to transcribe note-for-note the complex compositions of Malian kora player Toumani Diabaté and find a way of playing them on six-string guitar. The result was an unprecedented meeting point between the written tradition of Western classical music and the oral tradition of the West African griots.

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Reunion Yoga and Meditation
Sir Lowry Road 29
Cape Town
South Africa

Fri 23 Aug 2019 at 6:30 PM (SAST)
Fri 23 Aug 2019 at 9:00 PM (SAST)

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