DEREK GRIPPER & MIKE BLOCK at Crystal Ballroom at Somerville Theatre

Derek Gripper & Mike Block
Monday, October 03 2022 7:30PM EDT
55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA 02144
$42, $37, $30
Reserved cabaret seating

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South African guitarist Derek Gripper produces extraordinary music by fusing his country's disparate creative traditions with styles found throughout the world. He transcribes the works originally written for the 21-string kora (harp lute) for a six-string classical guitar while also drawing on Cape Town's folk music,  European classical traditions, avant-garde Brazilian works,  and even Indian classical music. In a truly virtuosic performance, Gripper performs with pioneering cello player, composer, and Silk Road Ensemble member Mike Block. 

Read the concert program notes here.

Watch Derek Gripper perform for Global Arts Live audiences during a livestream from South Africa recorded on 06/23/2020.

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Mike Block (cello) and Derek Gripper (guitar) Recording in Boston


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