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Sona Jobarteh

Wisconsin Union Theater

Event Details

Friday, September 14, 2018
5:15 p.m.
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 .