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Back for more! Derek Gripper & Gerard Cousins - Guitar Night at No.30

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30 Bulmershe Road

30 Bulmershe Road

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Another chance to see world-class guitarist Derek Gripper perform in such an intimate venue with his friend Gerard Cousins. They will play solos, duos and improvisations on the night. Including works by African composers, J.S Bach, Arvo Part and Philip Glass.

Derek is in the UK performing in London's King's Place on Sunday June the 3rd, so it's great that I managed to squeeze in another concert at Sally's wonderful house again.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vwyo9kIAhgk

Derek was the first to perform the kora music of Mali on the guitar -

Critical acclaim was quick to follow. Classical guitar legend John Williams said he thought it was “absolutely impossible until I heard Derek Gripper do it”. Toumani Diabaté himself asked for confirmation that it was indeed just one person playing one guitar. Both immediately invited Derek to collaborate with them after hearing his recording “One Night on Earth” and its follow up “Libraries on Fire” which won the Songlines Award for “Best Album Africa and Middle East.” Derek performed with Williams in London’s Shakespeare’s Globe and King’s Place, and with Diabaté and his Symmetric Orchestra at the Acoustik Festival Bamako, Mali.



Please reserve your seat by getting a free ticket, but please note that a donation of at least £10 pounds is expected on the night. Thank you.

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