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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 social activist, lecturer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist, 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
         
6th August - Brest   France
         
26th August   Afrika Tage Wien   Vienna, Austria
         
7th Sept - Green Moon Festival   San Andrés, Colombia
         
8th Oct - Mona Lodge   Jamaica
         
2nd Nov - Bamako Jazz Fest   Mali
         
8th & 9th Nov - World Cultures Festival   Hong Kong
         
2nd Dec - UTEO Festival   Kenya
         
7-8th Dec - Africa Forum   Egypt
         
27 Jan - NFM   Poland
         
2nd Feb - Kings Place   London
         
9th Feb - Mupa   Budapest
         
         
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SONA'S LATEST PRESENTATION AT THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE CONFERENCE

  In October Sona made an empowering speech about trade, education, development, women's entrepreneurship in The Gambia at the 2017 International Tade Conference held in Budapest, Hungary. She called for a need to invest more in education and for society to address the need for cultural reform in order to support and encourage more women to go into business.
     

     
 

SONA'S HONG KONG DEBUT LEAVES A BIG IMPRESSION

 

Performing two nights in a row at the World Cultures Festival in Hong Kong Sona made a big impression in yet another new territory. Performing at a sold-out venue Sona also delivered a Lecture on her second day, followed by a demonstration/discussion the following day to excited audiences made up of students, lecturers and fans alike. Her foot is now strongly in the door of this new region and her subsequent visit will be coming very soon.

   

     
Sona Jobarteh at the World Trade Organisation 2017  

SONA TAKES HER SPOT AT THE WORLD TRADE ORGANISATION IN GENEVA

  Sona made an impressive contribution at the World Trade Organisation summit in Geneva Switzerland. Her performance on the first day of the conference was followed by a presentation about the importance of Trade and Youth Empowerment in the Gambia on day 2 of the conference.

Sona jobarteh and Musafilly Jobarteh  

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.


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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 2018
       
           
  7-8th December | Business for Africa and the World Forum Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt  
           
  27th January | NFM, Red Hall Wroclaw, Poland Info
           
  1st February | Howard Assembly Room Leeds, UK Info
           
  2nd February | Kings Place London, UK Info
           
  9th February | Mupa Budapest, Hungary Info
           
  22nd February | Corn Exchange Cambridge, UK Info
           
  24th February | Gemeindehalle Germany Info
           
  3rd June | Africa Festival Wurzburg, Germany Info
           
         

         

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