South African Guitarist Derek Gripper at MACC, Jan. 31

South African guitarist Derek Gripper makes his Maui debut with a solo concert in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s McCoy Studio Theater Thursday, Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m.

Derek Gripper is a well-accomplished musician whose passion and attention to detail has won him recognition worldwide. The recognition Gripper has achieved is derived from producing an extraordinary musical style from his home country of South Africa; fusing the country’s disparate creative traditions with other musical styles from around the world.

Derek Gripper, South African guitarist, will perform at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Jan. 31, 2019. PC: MACC.

Gripper’s music draws on European classical traditions, avant-garde Brazilian works, Malian kora (a West African 21-string instrument) works, several of Cape…

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