Sona Jobarteh

The Gambia

Sona Jobarteh is the first professional female virtuoso of the Kora (21-stringed African harp) to come from a West African Griot family. A pioneer in a male-dominated, 700-year-old hereditary tradition, she is a remarkable instrumentalist and singer.  Jobarteh’s eclectic and intoxicating style has triggered international success and in 2018 she was awarded the prestigious Africa Festival Artist of the Year.

Fri, 9.30 pm, Dell Stage
Sat, 1.00 pm, Todd Energy Brooklands Stage 
Sat, 7.30 pm, OMV Taste the World 




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