Sona Jobarteh – Kora virtuoso from Gambia

Sona Jobarteh is the first female Kora virtuoso from the prestigious West African Jobarteh Griot family, coming from a long line of hereditary musicians. She is also a singer, producer, film composer and multi-instrumentalist. She is the granddaughter of the master Griot Amadu Bansang Jobarteh and cousin to the celebrated Kora maestro Toumani Diabaté.

I was fortunate to meet Sona at her lunch show at the Albert Hall on 4 November 2011.

She has recently completed her new, eagerly awaited album “Fasiya”.

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