Sona Jobarteh is a London-born Gambian vocalist and kora virtuoso. She was born into one of the five principal Kora-playing Griot families from West Africa and is the first female professional kora player to come from a Griot family. She is the granddaughter of the Master Griot of his generation, Amadu Bansang Jobarteh, cousin of the well-known, celebrated kora player Toumani Diabate as well as the sister of the renowned Diaspora kora player Tunde Jegede.
We will be organizing an event so RPCVs and GambiaRising supporters can meet and go to the 7 PM concert together (it is general admission, so we'll head over around 6:30).
(There may be a few tickets available from SFJazz for the 8:30 show: https://www.sfjazz.org/tickets/productions/sona-jobarteh/)
We have acquired a small block of tickets for the 7 PM show at a 15% discount ($25.50 per ticket).
The concert has sold out but you can order one of ours and be invited to any pre-show gathering.
(You can add a donation to GambiaRising to your cart too!)