Ballaké Sissoko And Derek Gripper: A New African String Theory

Date: 14 June 2024 
Venue: Drama Theatre

Experience the electrifying mastery of Ballaké Sissoko, hailed as the premier touring kora virtuoso of our time, captivating audiences worldwide with his unparalleled skill. Meanwhile, Derek Gripper, South Africa’s foremost guitarist, embarks on a mesmerizing journey fueled by his passion for the kora, transcribing and immortalizing its most magnificent compositions. As their musical worlds collide, a vibrant tapestry of sound emerges, weaving together Sissoko’s twenty-one strings and Gripper’s six, birthing a groundbreaking African string theory, rich in complexity and innovation.