Libraries on Fire

by Derek Gripper

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    Recorded and Mastered by Simon Ratcliff at Sound and Motion Studios
    Guitar arrangements by Derek Gripper
    Guitar by Hermann Hauser III
    Cover by Twoshoes
    Produced by Derek Gripper

    Lampedusa and Miniyamba by Toumani Diabate and Sidiki Diabate
    Duga by Sekou Batourou Kouyate
    Salama, Bafoulabe, Korobali by Toumani Diabate and orig. performed with Ballake Sissoko for "New Ancient Strings"
    Si Naani by Toumani Diabate
    Alfa Yaya by Amadu Bansang Jobarteh
    Anna Magdalena by Derek Gripper

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Duga 03:57
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Lampedusa 04:14
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Miniyamba 05:16
4.
Salama 04:49
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Bafoulabe 03:55
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Si Naani 05:49
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Maimouna 04:13
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Korobali 05:16
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"En Afrique, quand un vieillard meurt, c’est une bibliothèque qui brûle."

"In Africa, when an old man dies, it's a library burning." Amadou Hampate Ba"

...quote with thanks to Ben Mandelson and Lucy Duran

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released June 1, 2016

Recorded and Mastered by Simon Ratcliff at Sound and Motion Studios
Guitar arrangements by Derek Gripper
Guitar by Hermann Hauser III
Cover by Twoshoes
Produced by Derek Gripper

Lampedusa and Miniyamba by Toumani Diabate and Sidiki Diabate
Duga by Sekou Batourou Kouyate
Salama, Bafoulabe, Korobali by Toumani Diabate and orig. performed with Ballake Sissoko for "New Ancient Strings"
Maimouna by Ballake Sissoko
Si Naani by Toumani Diabate
Alfa Yaya by Amadu Bansang Jobarteh
Anna Magdalena by Derek Gripper

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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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