Wisconsin Union Theater
The Wisconsin Union
Friday, September 14, 2018
Play Circle Theater, Memorial Union
One of the few women in a male-dominated field, singer-songwriter Sona Jobarteh rose to prominence in the west African folk scene through her mastery of the Kora, a 21-stringed harp traditionally taught to men exclusively. A lifetime activist and educator, Jobarteh’s songs deal with contemporary issues like diaspora, gender inequality, and self-discovery. Her work has been featured in multiple high-profile films, including Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom , The Motherland and the remake of Roots . More information can be found on her website . Check out the full 2018 Madison World Music Festival schedule .