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Sona Jobarteh

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Recommended age: 14+

Africa’s first female kora virtuoso Sona Jobarteh – cousin of Toumani Diabaté – returns to St George’s with her band after her rapturously received concert in 2018. Jobarteh is a graceful and shining ambassador of the griot tradition, her music evocative and infectious and loved the world over.

She is a living archive of the Gambian people, watched by 17 million viewers on YouTube, and a pioneering advocate for educational reform across Africa.