Gambian kora virtuoso Sona Jobarteh comes from a prestigious West African Griot family. She is one of the first female musicians to break away from a tradition that has been dominated by men for seven centuries by telling ancient stories through her music.
After learning to play kora aged five, Jobarteh went on to study western classical music and has composed cinematic scores and recorded vocals for various Hollywood films. She has collaborated with BBC Symphony Orchestra and headlined music festivals around the world.
Jobarteh is a regular member of her brother Tunde Jegedeʼs African Classical Music Ensemble, has set up a music school in The Gambia named after her grandfather and performed alongside her cousin, the Malian kora player, Toumani Diabaté. She makes a special appearance in Edinburgh with her five-piece band.
Experience the magic of outdoor evening performances in the scenic grounds of Edinburgh Academy Junior School, 10 Arboretum Rd, Edinburgh EH3 5PL.
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