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Derek Gripper

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With The Touré-Raichel Collective

Monday, November 24, 2014

For this New Sounds, hear performances by Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré and Israeli pianist Idan Raichel, known as the Touré-Raichel Collective, plus other global acoustic music.

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Songs for Peace, From Mali

Friday, October 24, 2014

On this edition of New Sounds, hear politically-inspired music from Mali, including music from Vieux Farka Touré’s album “Mon Pays,” the collective 'Voices United for Mali', & more.

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Global Guitars & Things

Saturday, September 13, 2014

For this New Sounds program, sample a globetrotting set of acoustic music with guitar as the starting point, with music by Stephane Wrembel, Ablaye Cissoko, and Wu Man.

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The Guitar as an African Instrument

Thursday, July 31, 2014

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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Global Guitars & Things

Friday, August 16, 2013

For this New Sounds program, sample a globetrotting set of acoustic music with guitar as the starting point.  There’s music by Stephane Wrembel, who visits everything from blues to flamenco to rock on his record “Origins.”  Listen next to South African guitarist Derek Gripper, who has also studied and mastered the kora, the instrument of the Malian griot. 

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Songs for Peace, From Mali

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

On this edition of New Sounds, hear politically-inspired music from Mali speaking out against the old government as well as in response to the ongoing situation in the north;  the 2012 nationalist uprising, subsequent Islamist takeover and most recent French intervention in January of 2013.  With the takeover in the north, the hardline fundamentalists imposed sharia law, banning music (including the annual Festival in the Desert), yet that hasn’t stopped many musicians from singing, playing, and speaking out for peace and freedom. 

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The Guitar as an African Instrument

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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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New Releases, March 2013

Friday, March 29, 2013

It's the most fabulous time of the month.  John Schaefer carefully selects from all of the exciting and terrible things that have come into the New Sounds office via digital promo, CD, or the occasional throwback LP or cassette (not that easy to play around the office, sadly - please include digital download!) to present the best of the months' crop of new music releases.  From where the staff is sitting, it looks like there could be music from the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet, Vinicius Cantuaria, and Brooklyn Rider. 

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Global Guitars & Things

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

For this New Sounds program, sample a globetrotting set of acoustic music with guitar as the starting point.  There’s music by Stephane Wrembel, who visits everything from blues to flamenco to rock on his record “Origins.”  Listen next to South African guitarist Derek Gripper, who has also studied and mastered the kora, the instrument of the Malian griot.  

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