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SONA JOBARTEH - THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE

 
Sona Jobarteh is the first female Kora virtuoso to come from a prestigious 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.

Also a composer, producer and multi-instrumentalists, Sona is one of the most exciting new talents from the West African Griot tradition to hit the stage in recent years.

Sona has an effortless ability to blend musical styles and uses her innovative stance to talk about issues to do with cultural identity, gender, love and respect whilst still adhering to and rooting herself firmly in her traditional cultural heritage. Sona represents her tradition in a way that is easily accessible to her audiences from around the world, who are drawn in by her captivating voice, strong rhythms and catchy melodies.
 
 
Sona Jobarteh forthcoming shows
15th July - St Gallen   Switzerland
         
16th July - Suzarra   Italy
         
17th July - Trento   Italy
         
30th July - Party In the Park   Birmingham, UK
         
6th August - Brest   France
         
26th August   Afrika Tage Wien   Vienna, Austria
         
8th Oct - Mona Lodge   Jamaica
         
28th Oct - Nairobi,   Kenya
         
10th Nov -     Hong Kong
         
         
         
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SONA MAKES A BIG IMPRESSION IN AT THE WORLD TRADE ORGANISATION IN GENEVA

  Sona made an impressive contribution at the World Trade Organisation summit in Geneva Switzerland this month. Joined by her full band she performed on the first day of the conference, then made a presentation about the importance of Trade and Youth Empowerment in the Gambia on day 2 of the conference. Sona has now been invited back by the WTO as a high-level speaker at the next summit in Hungary in October.

 

SONA'S TAKES HER TALENTED YOUNG COUSIN FOR HIS EUROPEAN DEBUT

 

Sona travelled with her young cousin Musafilly Jobarteh to Switzerland and Malta to make his first performances on European soil. Musafilly is The Gambia's youngest professional drummer and Sona plans to make moves to expose his incredible talent to the world by including him to her band later this year.


Sona Jobarteh UK Tour 2016  

SONA'S FORTHCOMING NEW ALBUM

 

Sona Jobarteh has been working hard on getting her new album finalised. It has a lot to live up to, being the first release since her critically acclaimed album Fasiya. But this album is set to be a real gem, combining all the influences that makes Sona unique in this tradition. The album will challenge both the musical and lyrical boundaries of the Griot tradition whilst still being firmly grounded in the ancient tradition to which it belongs. Sign up to Sona's mailing list to be the first to be notified of its release.

   

     
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FORTHCOMING SHOWS 2017 / 2018
       
           
  15th July | Kulturfestival St Gallen, Switzerland  
           
  16th July | Al Grande Cocomero Suzarra, Italy  
           
  17th July | Itinerari Folk Trento, Italy  
           
  30th July | Party In The Park Birmingham Info
           
  6th August | 18E Festival Du Bout Du Monde Brest, France  
           
  26th August | Afrika Tage Wien Vienna, Austria Info
           
  8th October | Mona Lodge Jamaica  
           
  28th October |   Nairobi, Kenya  
           
  10th November |   Hong Kong Info
           
  27th January (2018) |   Wroclaw, Poland Info
           
  9th February (2018) |   Budapest, Hungary Info
           
  10th February (2018) | Kings Place London, UK Info
           
  11th February (2018) | Wiltshire Music Centre Bradford on Avon, UK  
           
  16th February (2018) | Ropetackle Brighton, UK  
           
         

         

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