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Sun, Aug 06


Rolling Bay Hall

Sona Jobarteh

Jobarteh is “Africa’s first female Griot kora virtuoso… blending traditional music, blues, and Afropop to impressive effect.” – The Guardian

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Sona Jobarteh
Sona Jobarteh

Time & Location

Aug 06, 2023, 6:00 PM

Rolling Bay Hall, 10598 NE Valley Rd, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, USA

About the Event

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Jobarteh is “Africa’s first female Griot kora virtuoso… blending  traditional music, blues, and Afropop to impressive effect.” – The  Guardian

Sona Jobarteh is the first female Kora virtuoso to come from one of  five principal West African Griot families. The Kora, a 21-stringed  African harp, belongs exclusively to Griot families, and Jobarteh is a  pioneer in an ancient male-dominated hereditary practice. Reputed for  her skill as an instrumentalist, distinctive voice, and her grace on  stage, Jobarteh has rapidly risen to international success. As well as  her dedication to spreading powerful humanitarian messages through her  music, she is active in social change, as seen in the 2022 CBS TV 60  Minutes segment that explored how she singlehandedly set up The Gambia  Academy – an institution dedicated to achieving educational reform  across Africa. Her latest album, Badinyaa Kumoo, released in 2022. 

Sona Jobarteh, kora & vocals

Eric Appapoulay, guitar

Andi McLean, bass

Mouhamadou Sarr, percussion

Yuval “Juba” Wetzler , drums

Sun Aug 6, 2023

Rolling Bay Hall, Bainbridge Island

Doors open for bar & seating at 6:30 Show starts promptly at 7:30pm

General Admission $27

Kids, Teens, & People with Disabilities $13.50

This show is in-the-round. Seats are reserved for those who need them most. 

Living with COVID Policy

Proof of Vax not  required. Masks are optional.

Heated outdoor canopied space for  mask-free and beverage enjoyment for those who prefer it. If you're  feeling symptomatic, take a COVID test, or stay home for good measure.  If you're on the fence and don't want to miss, please wear a mask. WEAVE  is a judgment-free zone.

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