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.
New: Foyer Soirée
On some Monday evenings, the foyer of Handelsbeurs transformes in a cosy music club.
Each Foyer Soirée a musician or band introduces a new project. Listen to young Ghentian talent or established artists and begin your week with a bang.