Sona Jobarteh

contagious, subdued
world music / flamenco / fado, pop / rock / songs
Wed07.03.18

Bluesy afropop

Sona Jobarteh is the first female Kora virtuoso to come from a West African Griot family. 

Breaking away from tradition, she is a modern day pioneer in an ancient, male-dominated hereditary tradition that has been exclusively handed down from father to son for the past seven centuries. 

She has modernised the presentation of Kora music bringing a rhythmic edge to her compositions which is very up to date and fits her remarkable singing.

Standout international act. One of the best African bands.

Seth Jordan, Rhythms Magazine, Australia

Musicians

Sona Jobarteh (kora, voice), Andi Mclean (bass), Mamadou Sarr (percussion), Westley Joseph (drums) and Derek Johnson (guitar)

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