Thursday 6 June 7.30pm
Debashish Bhattacharya & Derek Gripper
£18.00 (concessions £16.00 | under 35 £6.00)
Guitar maestros from India and South Africa
Debashish Bhattacharya has long been recognised as the slide guitar master of India. An instrument born in Hawaii is superbly reworked for South Asian sounds. He’s recorded eight international albums, had a Grammy nomination and won several awards. He’s created three guitars which bring a superb tonal variety to his musical compositions.
South African guitarist Derek Gripper is best known for his brilliant transcriptions of West African kora music onto six-string classical guitar as featured on his albums One Night on Earth and Libraries on Fire. What is less known is that he also studied Indian music and has arranged the solo violin works of Bach for guitar.
Debashish and Derek have performed together in India and the US, but this is the first time in the UK. They will perform some of their solo repertoire before their spectacular collaborations.
“Sinuous artistry…imbued with the spiritual and the sensual” Daily Telegraph
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