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Ballaké Sissoko and Derek Gripper: A New African String Theory

Ballaké Sissoko and Derek Gripper: A New African String Theory

Ballaké Sissoko and Derek Gripper: A New African String Theory

from 21 Jun 2024 19:00

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Ballaké Sissoko and Derek Gripper play at the Market Theatre as part of their very first SA tour, on the back of concerts in the US, Turkey, France, Switzerland and Sweden, they finally make it back home. Malian virtuoso Ballaké Sissoko has taken over the mantle of the greatest touring kora player. Derek Gripper is South Africa’s leading guitarist whose love of the kora set him transcribing and recording some of its greatest works. “In the complex web of theme and variations spun by Sissoko’s twenty-two strings and Gripper’s six, a new African string theory is elaborated.

In collaboration with the Alliance Francais and Air
France.

Interval: 15 minutes
Malian virtuoso Ballaké Sissoko has taken over the mantle of the greatest touring kora player. Derek Gripper is South Africa’s leading guitarist whose love of the kora set him transcribing and recording some of its greatest works. “In the complex web of theme and variations spun by Sissoko’s
twenty-two strings and Gripper’s six, a new African string theory is elaborated.

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John Kani, Market Theatre, Johannesburg  Location on Google Maps

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Ballaké Sissoko and Derek Gripper: A New African String Theory

21 Jun 2024 19:00

R250

22 Jun 2024 19:00

R250