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Ballaké Sissoko and Derek Gripper Flyer

Ballaké Sissoko with Derek Gripper

Event Type
Performance
Sponsor
Center for African Studies; International Area Studies Library; Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Location
321 Main Library 1408 W. Gregory Dr., Urbana, IL
Date
Mar 22, 2024   11:00 am - 1:00 pm  
Speaker
Ballaké Sissoko and Derek Gripper
Contact
Alasade Inka
E-Mail
tdavis5@ illinois.edu
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Lunchtime With A Jeli

Introducing Epic Series of Griot Tradition

Friday, March 22, 2024

11 am - 1 pm

Lunch starts at 11 am, and program begins at 11:30

International and Area Studies Library

321 Main Library 1408 W. Gregory Dr., Urbana, IL

Kora virtuoso Ballaké Sissoko transports listeners across 700 years of Malian griot tradition and beyond through brilliant collaborations with dynamic artists such as Derek Gripper, a South African classical guitarist acclaimed for transcribing and recording legendary kora works performed by the masters.

This special event hosted by the Center for African Studies and International Area Studies Library is presented in conjunction with Sissoko and Gripper's concert at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, March 21, 2024, at 7:30 pm.

Click the link for more: Derek Gripper, guitar and Ballaké Sissoko, kora (An ELLNORA Reverb Event) | Krannert Center for the Performing Arts | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign . 

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