Presentation House Theatre presents Derek Gripper

  • October 30, 2016
  • Times: Various
  • Location: Presentation House Theatre
  • Address:
  • 333 Chesterfield Avenue
  • North Vancouver, BC V7M 3G9
  • Admission: $27.00 - $30.00
  • Phone: 604-990-3474
  • Contact: Box Office
Presentation House Theatre presents Derek Gripper

October 30

SHOWTIME: 8:00pm

Presentation House Theatre
333 Chesterfield Avenue
North Vancouver BC
V7M 3G9

What happens when a classical guitarist from Capetown, South Africa discovers the kora (a 21 string lute)? A delicate and breathtaking new art form that is bringing Malian kora music to new audiences world-wide. Based on the music of such well known West African griots as Toumani Diabaté, Ballaké Sissoko and Ali Farka Touré, Derek Gripper spent an agonizing amount of hours transcribing their music, and many others’ for the classical guitar. The result is a combination of European classical music, avant-garde Brazilian works, Cape Town folk styles and Indian classical music, with the melodies and rhythms of traditional Malian music at the centre. Although Gripper has played this style since 2002 he didn’t meet Diabaté until January of this year, after which the master called him, “my white twin.” Join us for a night with one of world music’s leading guitarists who is forging fresh paths through cross-genre and cross-cultural collaborations, creating a concert experience that you won’t forget.

A Presentation by Cap Global Roots Series and Presentation House Theatre

“…his playing has a depthless beauty, which does full justice to the complexity of Toumani’s compositions.” ~Songlines Magazine

Tickets:$27.00 - $30.00
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Presentation House Theatre presents Derek Gripper
333 Chesterfield Avenue