DEREK GRIPPER and YACOUBA SISSOKO
Sunday, April 26, 2020
Doors 7 PM | Show 8 PM
Littlefield - 635 Sackett St., Brooklyn
Co-presented with Littlefield
Standing room with limited unreserved seating
Tickets: $15 advance | $20 day of show
Join us for a celebration of Malian music featuring two African artists playing together for the first time on a public stage. South African-based guitarist Derek Gripper has forged a career blending classical guitar with African folk traditions, including the complex music of the kora (the 21-string African harp). Malian-born and Brooklyn-based kora master Yacouba Sissoko has collaborated with artists such as Harry Belafonte, Baaba Maal, Paul Simon, and Lauryn Hill. Witness these two outstanding artists renowned for their musicianship and explorations of musical styles in this NYC debut collaboration.
The Collaborations series presents cross-cultural musical explorations and collaborations. The series often explores the ways that the music of artists from one culture has influenced the music of another culture, or the music of seemingly widely varying cultures can be strikingly similar or complementary.