Derek Gripper

Apr 20, 2020


Across the broad spectrum of Earth’s many musical talents, Derek Gripper remains a standout artist. A classical guitar virtuoso from South Africa, Gripper was inspired by the recordings of legendary Malian kora player Toumani Diabaté to painstakingly adapt the music of the 21-string kora onto his own 6-string guitar. The results are intimate and breathtaking, bringing a wealth of critical acclaim to Gripper and leading the guitar into an uncharted musical realm that must be truly heard to be believed.

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