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When

Occurs on Saturday January 26 2019

Approximate running time: 2 hours

Venue

St. James Hall
3214 West 10th Ave
Vancouver BC V6K 2L2

Performance Notes

× This event takes place at St. James Hall, 3214 W 10th Avenue, Vancouver.

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

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