Derek Gripper


Derek Gripper released his ninth album, One Night on EarthMusic from the Strings of Mali, late in 2012. Interpreting the compositions of three of Mali’s greatest instrumental virtuosos: kora players Toumani Diabaté and Ballaké Sissoko alongside the music of guitarist Ali Farka Touré, this album created a new form of classical guitar music and a new take on one of Africa’s most complex musical traditions, "bringing African guitar into the classical mainstream" (Evening Standard). The UK’s top world music  publication Songlines Magazine called One Night on Earth ”a staggering achievement,” and ed the recording as a Top of the World album in 2013. Derek is currently working on a duo project with world famous guitarist John Williams.

Uses YELLOW BLENDER - A DYN now discontinued and replaced by DYN-UNI

www.derekgripper.com