Join us on Facebook and subscribe to our mailing list
and we will keep you updated on all things Montagu.
on Route 62, Western Cape, South Africa
home » coming events » derek gripper concert & worksh...
Derek Gripper Concert & Workshop
click thumbnail image to enlarge

Derek Gripper Concert & Workshop

Saturday, 16 April 2016
Brought to Montagu by Dassierock Concerts:

Internationally renowned and SAMA award winning guitarist Derek Gripper, with the generous support of Concerts SA, will be performing a solo concert at the Montagu Museum on Saturday April 16 at 20h00.

VENUE: Montagu Museum
TICKETS: R100 pp (kids R20)

FREE Workshop - Saturday 16 April at 10am - 1pm at Nieuwe Horizon Community Hall, Ashbury
The workshop is for all levels of guitarist, including beginners. Bring your own guitar!

For the past decade and more Derek has enthralled audiences around the world with a repertoire that includes classical, African and contemporary guitar works. He has recorded several albums that include his own compositions, but his exploration of West-Africa's great kora virtuosos (kora is a 21-string harp) has created a new form of classical guitar music out of Africa’s richest musical traditions.

He released his ninth album, One Night on Earth: Music from the Strings of Mali, late in 2012. This album of kora interpretations astonished guitar maestro John Williams (himself described by historians as "perhaps the most technically accomplished guitarist the world has seen") into saying he thought it was "absolutely impossible until I saw Derek Gripper do it". When kora maestro Toumani Diabate heard these recordings he disbelievingly asked his producer to confirm that she had actually seen one person play this music on just one guitar.

Classical Guitar Magazine called Derek's 2011 SAMA-winning recording of original compositions "an excellent album...of hypnotic beauty" while Guitar International says of the same album that Derek's world class ability "is able to transcend the instrument itself."

For further information see:
coming events •  recent news •  organisations •  subscribe •  contact the webmaster
Cogmans Pass/Long Str Upgrade
Community Notifications
Photo Galleries
Langeberg Classifieds
Venue Hire
Montagu Music Society
In existence since the 1980's
The Hadassah Family Wholeness Centre
Welfare Organisation established in 2009
Montagu ECO Club
For the love of our environment
Nieuwe Horizon
"All children have a place to stay and eat"
Dancescape South Africa
Uplifting people through Dance
Montagu Mountain Reserve
A natural wonderland in our own backyard