SONA JOBARTEH A Continuing Story
This documentary charts the life and career so far of Sona Jobarteh,
educational pioneer, dedicated humanitarian, and the first female member
of a Griot family to play the traditional West African kora.
Sona’s rise to the global attention of music-lovers and politicians alike has
been inspired by her single-minded approach to achieving her goal – to
bring education, self-respect, awareness and understanding of Gambian
tradition, music and culture to the young people of her home country.
Now dividing her time between London, her ever expanding academy
in The Gambia and the music venues and festivals of the world, Sona’s
journey is told in her own words and those who know her the best,
including her band members, music journalists and her family.
Her music is uniquely poised between the preservation of her rich cultural
heritage and an accessible, modern style that relates to the current era
and to audiences from all over the world.
Sona and her wonderful band will be performing at Malmo Folkets Park in Malmo, Sweden, July 29 at 19:00. https://malmofolketspark.se
Don’t miss Sona and band on October 27th in Trafalgar Square!
Dobet Gnahore UK tour dates for October!
Oct 14 Kings Place, London
Oct 16 Talking Gigs, HUBS, Sheffield
Oct 18 Turner Simms, Southampton
Oct 19 Band on the Wall, Manchester
Oct 20 Music Port Festival, Whitby
Tigran returns to the UK with 2 fabulous shows. At the Barbican featuring Nils Petter Molvaer, and solo at St Georges, Bristol.