Ayo

by Derek Gripper

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1.
Ayo 03:38
2.
Egberto 07:25
3.
Spore 02:29
4.
Carol 02:51
5.
Largo 02:37
6.
Rooibok 05:46
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Kaira 03:28
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Uhadi Rain 02:29
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Holland Road 03:11
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Segankure 03:11
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Toru's Blood 02:07

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Ayo - solo guitar compositions by Derek Gripper from the years 2004-2008. This recording captures the early versions of piece like Uhadi Rain, Segankure and Ayo which would later be re-explored in various collaborative projects. It also includes Derek’s first evocation of the West African kora, in the piece Kaira dedicated to Toumani Diabate whose music Derek would record in full four years later.

“an aural and meditative landscape, which paints dramatic, and brooding pictures...pushes the boundaries of what you think local music should sound like...varied influences and meditative aural experiments in an overall tapestry of local drama and beauty which I have not heard before.” [Ettienne Buys writing for Cape Town Underground]

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released January 1, 2008

Compositions by Derek Gripper and Alex van Heerden. recorded by Murray Anderson and Milestone studios in 2008.

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Derek Gripper Cape Town, South Africa

Derek Gripper creates original music from his diverse influences: Mali, Senegal, The Gambia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Arvo Part, and Egberto Gismonti. Derek has also spent many years performing and recording his own translations of Bach’s violin and cello music, infusing his interpretations with his lessons from the oral traditions of Africa. ... more

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