Sona Jobarteh

Contemporary folk, African Music United Kingdom, The Gambia…
S Sona Jobarteh

Upcoming concerts

Praha 5, MeetFactory Wed 20/10/2021 20:00 Sona Jobarteh

Past concerts

Respect Festival 2020 Praha 8, Rohanský ostrov Respect Festival 2020
Sona Jobareth + Pat Thomas & The Kwashibu Area Band Warszawa, Plac Defilad od strony ul.Świętokrzyskiej Sona Jobareth + Pat Thomas & The Kwashibu Area Band


Sona Jobarteh  Jarabi  Sona Jobarteh – Jarabi 5:37 43 ×
Sona Jobarteh  Saya  Sona Jobarteh – Saya 4:02 27 ×
Sona Jobarteh  Fatafina  Sona Jobarteh – Fatafina 5:24 17 ×
Sona Jobarteh  Bannaya  Sona Jobarteh – Bannaya 12:50 19 ×
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About Sona Jobarteh

The first woman in Africa to break the male dominance in the tradition of playing the kora harp, an instrument of West African griots. Born in London, she shared her time between Britain and her father’s country, the Gambia. Her father and older brother introduced her to the old repertoire and history of bark in accordance with tradition. Today, she is a versatile instrumentalist, vocalist, composer and producer. Together with her father, she founded a school in the Gambia where children learn the music and culture of the former Manding Empire. She emphasizes the importance of maintaining tradition, but in a modernized way, fitting in with the of modern society, which is itself the best example.


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