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Your Ticket to… 2020 (in 20+1 Albums)

Hard to believe that such a dire and dramatic year could inspire such an abundance of remarkable albums. Or maybe, on the contrary, the multitude of emotions sparked by the pandemic and our new life’s circumstances might have been the main reasons why musicians were able to write, record and…

Artists: AKKAN , Al Breadwinner , Bab L’Bluz , Chouk Bwa , Clap! Clap! , Derek Gripper , DUMA , Hugh Masekela , Khruangbin , Let Drum Beat , Nat Birchall , ONIPA , Santrofi , Son Rompe Pera , Songhoy Blues , Spoek Mathambo , The Ångströmers , The Sorcerers , Thundercat , Tony Alln

Album Review: Derek Gripper – A Year of Swimming [New Cape Records; April 2020]

In keeping with the traditional, classical style guitar techniques, Derek Gripper, once again, respectfully represents the quintessence of a traditional West African kora. Derek utilises his classically trained handiwork in favour of this tradition, of which the album delivers generously. The rhythmical complexities and soulful embellishments akin to the West…

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Album Review: Derek Gripper – Libraries on Fire [New Cape Records, 27th May 2016]

With Libraries on Fire South African musician Derek Gripper brings us a new album of kora music transcribed for solo classical guitar, as he treads along the tricky line between homage and re-interpretation, showcasing a great deal of virtuosity and creative flair along the way. Gripper manages the distinctive bass lines…

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