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Sona Jobarteh Jesse Russell

Sona Jobarteh

Jesse Russell

Published May 25th 2012
ISBN : 9785512373590
Paperback
84 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Sona Jobarteh is the first female kora player to come from a Griot family, as well as a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and composer from the Gambia and the UK. She was born in 1983 into one of the fiveMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Sona Jobarteh is the first female kora player to come from a Griot family, as well as a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and composer from the Gambia and the UK. She was born in 1983 into one of the five principal Kora-playing Griot families from West Africa. She is the granddaughter of the Master Griot of his generation, Amadu Bansang Jobarteh, and cousin of the well-known, celebrated Kora player Toumani Diabate and she is also the sister of the renowned Diaspora Kora player Tunde Jegede.