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May 15, 2012

Derek Gripper - One Night on Earth: Music from the Strings of Mali

This is totally sweet. A must-listen. Mustmustmustmustmust. Really. I can just put this album on repeat and not get tired of it. In fact, it just gets better.

From a comment left on my blog:

Toumani’s music is certainly a life changer! I went as far as actually learning to play his particular arrangements of Manding kora music on the guitar. Perhaps you’d like to take a listen:
The full album is due for release under the name “One Night on Earth: Music from the Strings of Mali” from after the 12th of May. Yours, Derek Gripper (South African Guitarist)

Check out the album page on Derek Gripper's site here:
Which contains download links and some great writing about the guitar and the kora music of Malian griots.



Bernie Stocks said...


Slidewell said...

Thanks so much for turning me on to this fabulous music and the astonishing guitar playing of Derek Gripper! After sampling a bit I went right to Bandcamp chose my price and downloaded. Captivating stuff!

Indiana Limestone said...

Thanks Irate Pirate. xo
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