John Williams series at The Globe with Derek Gripper

Posted on February 11th, 2014 in News, Recent posts by .


The South African guitarist, Derek Gripper, will perform on March 16 as part of a series of concerts at Shakespeare’s Globe curated by guitar virtuoso John Williams. 

Last year Gripper released his solo album One Night on Earth, which showcased his beautiful interpretations of West African kora repertoire, and he is quickly making a name for himself. So much so, that John Williams has secured him to perform as part of his four-evening concert series at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse within the Globe in March.

“Derek Gripper is amazing… I got his CD the day before submitting my final list for the Globe series and I changed it immediately to feature him,” Williams recently told Simon Broughton (read more in our current issue of Songlines, March 2014 #98).

Gripper will perform with kora player Tunde Jegede for a rare evening of the music of Mali. Don’t miss the opportunity to see Derek Gripper in the intimate setting of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse – tickets are limited. You can book by visiting the Shakespeare’s Globe website.

Tunde Jegede & Derek Gripper
March 16, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe

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