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Sona Jobarteh

David Lam Park Jazz Weekend

Sunday, June 30, 2019David Lam Park Main Stage3:30PMFREE

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With her shimmering 21-string Kora melodies and heart-swelling vocals, Sona Jobarteh is “a griot for a new generation of West Africans” (BBC). Breaking from a seven-century-old tradition which reserved the instrument for males of a hereditary musical family, Jobarteh is not only the first female Kora virtuoso, but also a formal innovator who “blends traditional music, blues, and Afropop to impressive effect’ (The Guardian).


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