Maybe the guitar wasn’t originally an African instrument, but it certainly has become one. For this New Sounds, take a listen to music from the late Cameroonian guitarist Francis Bebey, along with music from Gabonese guitarist singer and musician Pierre Akendengué. There’s also guitar music from South Africa's Derek Gripper - who does arrangements of music from other parts of Africa, especially Mali. Plus, music from fellow South African Guy Buttery, in addition to selections from classical guitarist John Williams, and his versions of pieces of African works for guitar from the “Magic Box” record.
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