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Griot Journeys with Sona Jobarteh


Oct 19 2018


12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

Griot Journeys- A Conversation with Sona Jobarteh

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Griot Journeys

A Conversation with Sona Jobarteh

Join us for a conversation and Kora concert with renowned Gambian musician Sona Jobarteh. She will discuss the role of Griot music in Mande society, demonstrate Kora technique and perform songs, and discuss her work around education and female empowerment in The Gambia.

Free and open to the public. Light lunch served. Co-sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics and the Africa Initiative at Duke University.

Sona Jobarteh will perform at the Carrboro ArtsCenter on Friday, October 19th, at 8 pm. Information and tickets are available on the ArtsCenter website.


Sona Jobarteh

Sona Jobarteh is the first female Kora virtuoso to come from a prestigious west African Griot family. Breaking away from tradition, she is a modern day pioneer in an ancient, male-dominated hereditary tradition that has been exclusively handed down from father to son for the past seven centuries. Also a…...

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