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Arts & Context: Derek Gripper

Black Atlantic Keynote
March 25th, 2019
12:00 PM


Monday, March 25, 2019
12 pm - 1 pm
The Pinhook
117 W. Main St., Durham, NC

South African classical guitarist Derek Gripper — known for transcribing the intricate works of Malian kora master Toumani Diabaté for six-string guitar — kicks off Duke Performances’ second annual Black Atlantic festival with a keynote exploring the linkages between the musical and cultural traditions of West Africa and the Caribbean.

Free and open to the public. Light lunch provided by Pie Pushers.

Gripper will perform with his African Strings Project, featuring Congolese guitarist Jaja Bashengezi and Ugandan multi-instrumentalist Kinobe, at Motorco Music Hall on the evening of Monday, March 25. Tickets and info available HERE.

Arts & Context is co-sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics at Duke University, The Pinhook, and Pie Pushers. Black Atlantic is made possible, in part, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and Duke Africa Initiative.