The Passport Series – Music Haven at Proctors Africa Unplugged

Friday, April 13, 2018, 7:30 pm

A double bill featuring South African guitarist Derek Gripper and Mali’s Trio Da Kali. 

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The Passport Series • Music Haven at Proctors
Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo • October 19, 2017
Alsarah and the Nubatones • November 30, 2017
Ranky Tanky • February 9, 2018
Africa Unplugged • April 13, 2018

Trio Da Kali unites three outstanding musicians from the Mande culture of southern Mali who come from a long line of distinguished griots (hereditary musicians). Formed of voice, balafon and bass ngoni, the Trio aim to bring a contemporary twist to ancient and neglected repertoires. 

"You can instantly spot him as a master — brilliantly engaged and spontaneous, technically impeccable, simply a thrill to behold" — Banning Eyre, Afropop 

“Five stars…Gripper has brilliantly transferred [the kora] repertoire onto a regular six string guitar. He sees [Toumani] Diabaté as the Segovia, or indeed John Williams, of the kora, championing it as a solo instrument. And Gripper brilliantly takes it back to the guitar. He’s opening a whole new repertoire of classical guitar music…bringing African guitar into the classical mainstream.” — Simon Broughton

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