Sona Jobarteh at Krannert Center

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September 6, 2019 - 5:00pm
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Stage 5
500 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana

The African kora legacy has been handed down for seven centuries from father to son, but Sona Jobarteh has broken new ground as a female pioneer in this male-dominated tradition. Jobarteh, born into a griot hereditary music family, is the first female of West Africa’s Manding peoples to pursue the 21-stringed instrument professionally and has quickly found her own voice as an exceptional artist who connects ancient tradition with contemporary Afropop sensibilities.

Free Admission
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