Derek Gripper Saturday January 26 2019 at 8:00 PM
Saturday January 26 2019 at 8:00 PM
Guitar legend John Williams thought transcribing the 21-string African kora to a classical 6-string guitar was an impossible task. Derek Gripper did it. It took 10 agonizing years. His effort has made him one of world music’s leading guitarists with two critically-acclaimed albums, One Night on Earth and Libraries on Fire. The latter of which received a Songlines award for “Best Album—Africa and Middle East” in 2017. His current tour explores the disparate styles that inform his work including Kora, Bach, South African jazz, and contemporary classical.
Co-presented with the Rogue Folk Club
St. James Hall
3214 West 10th Ave
Vancouver BC V6K 2L2
This is a general admission performance - the seats are on a first come, first serve basis when you arrive at the venue.
Doors open 1/2 hour prior to start of performance.