Gambia’s Female Kora Musician Lines up 2019 shows in USA, Europe
By Ismaila M.S.Naban for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show
small West African State of The Gambia’s first female Kora player, Ms.
Sona Jobarteh is hitting United States of America with hosts of musical
shows. It could be noted that the 21-strings instrument player
continues to attract global attention and has played in Europe and
other parts of the world.
The outstanding female Kora virtuaso
hailed from a prestigious West African Griot family in the small west
African nation of The Gambia, dubbed “Smiling Coast of Africa”. She is in the United States to stage shows in different places.
The 2019 lined up shows in America and many parts of Europe, as indicated in her official page, are inter alia: 9th June|Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, USA; 11th June|Musical
Instrument Museum Phoenix AZ, USA; 13th June|San Francisco Jazz
Festival San Francisco,US14th June|Kuumbwa Jazz Clu Santa Cruz, USA;
15th June|UC Jazz Theatre Berkeley, USA; 16th June|Palms Playhouse Winters, USA; 19th June|Ann Arbor Summer FestivalAnn Arbor, USA; 22nd June |West Kortright CenterNew York, USA; 23rd June|Symphony SpaceNew
York City, USA; 24th June|City Winery Boston, USA;29th June|Victoria
Jazz Festival Victoria, Canada; 30th June|Vancouver Jazz Festival
Vancouver, Canada; 4th July|Bizzart Festival France; 7th July|PRS
Biennial, Purcell Room (Composition by Sona London, UK; 11th July|PRS
Biennial (Composition by Sona)Hull, UK; 18th July FestivalSines,
Portugal; 19th July Festival Sirocco Perpignan, Franc; 23rd
July|Festival Olenberg, Germany; 25th July|Zeltfestival Karlsruhe,
Germany; 27th July| Plouhinec Brittany, France; 1st August Urkult Sweden
2nd August|Fasching Stockholm, Sweden.
Many other shows have been scheduled for the year.
Source of picture: Sona’s facebook page