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Sona Jobarteh

Music
Friday, September 14
5:15 pm
Cost: Free
Traditional west African songs about modern life.

One of the few women in a male-dominated field, singer-songwriter Sona Jobarteh rose to prominence in the west African folk scene through her mastery of the Kora, a 21-stringed harp traditionally taught to men exclusively.

A lifetime activist and educator, Jobarteh’s songs deal with contemporary issues like diaspora, gender inequality, and self-discovery. Her work has been featured in multiple high-profile films, including Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, The Motherland and the remake of Roots.

More information can be found on her website.


 Check out the full 2018 Madison World Music Festival schedule.


One of the few women in a male-dominated field, singer-songwriter Sona Jobarteh rose to prominence in the west African folk scene through her mastery of the Kora, a 21-stringed harp traditionally taught to men exclusively.

A lifetime activist and educator, Jobarteh’s songs deal with contemporary issues like diaspora, gender inequality, and self-discovery. Her work has been featured in multiple high-profile films, including Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, The Motherland and the remake of Roots.

More information can be found on her website.


 Check out the full 2018 Madison World Music Festival schedule.


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