Derek Gripper has miraculously discovered the ability to bring the dazzling polyrhythmic music of the West African Harp, the Kora, onto the classical guitar. Egberto Gismonti, Bach and Keith Jarrett are all elements of his musical DNA. We hang with Derek and he treats us to some live performances and stories of how he happened upon discovering this new world of music for the guitar.
A freewheeling interview with Zakir Hussain, widely hailed as one of the greatest percussionists of our time. This conversation, with host David Ellenbogen, is in anticipation of Zakir‘s upcoming performance at The Town Hall with Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer and Rakesh Chaurasia on November 15th. Not to be missed! Zakir Hussain is the son of Alla Rakha, the charismatic […]