Thursday March 17, 2022 08:00 PM EDT
CL Critic Doug DeLoach Recommends: Born into a Griot family from The Gambia, Sona Jobarteh is widely recognized as the first professional, female kora player. Her music combines a rich, ancient cultural heritage and a beautifully accessible modern style. A humanitarian activist and advocate for social development and educational reform in Africa, Jobarteh is the founding Director of The Gambia Academy. -DD
From the venue:Africa’s first female Griot Kora virtuoso and singer, Sona Jobarteh creates a fine blend of traditional music, blues and Afropop.