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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.