This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn more

Playlist of Sona Jobarteh & Band

x
  • Sona Jobarteh & Band - Kora Music from West Africa

    1:2:55

    Click times for titles: 1) 0:12 2) 10:06 3) 16:52 4) 24:40 5) 34:02 6) 44:24 7) 49:30

    Sona Jobarteh performed in Weimar on invitation of the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar and its UNESCO Chair of Transcultural Music Studies (TMS). The TMS Chair regularly invites artists to bring the musicology students into contact with various musical cultures for inspiration and exchange.

    Sona Jobarteh is the first female Kora virtuoso to come from a west African Griot family. The Kora is one of the most important instruments belonging to the Manding peoples of West Africa (Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea and Guinea-Bissau). It belongs exclusively to griot families, and usually only men who are born into these families have the right to take up the instrument professionally. Sona Jobarteh combines various genres of African Music and western musical elements.

    Sonah Jobarteh – Acoustic Guitar/ Kora/ Vocals
    Kari Bannermann – Acoustic Guitar
    Andi McLean – Electric Bass/ BVs
    Mouhamadou Sarr – Djembe/ Congas/ Calabash/ BVs

    Recorded on 1 July 2015 at the mon ami, Weimar.

    For further information visit:

  • x
  • Sona Jobarteh - West African Kora LIVE @ LEAF - Fall 2018

    1:3:22

    Produced by Independent Arts and Music of Asheville

    Learn More About Sona Jobarteh @

    Learn more about LEAF @


    Find other LEAF videos and much much more @


    Producer:
    Josh Blake

    Director of Photography:
    Shane Peters

    Editor:
    Guy Newton

    Audio:
    Josh Blake

    Cameras:
    Shane Peters
    Ben Mulkey
    Guy Newton
    Adam MacMillian
    Josh Blake

  • x
  • Sona Jobarteh & Band - Kanu

    9:56

    Sona Jobarteh performed in Weimar on invitation of the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar and its UNESCO Chair of Transcultural Music Studies (TMS). The TMS Chair regularly invites artists to bring the musicology students into contact with various musical cultures for inspiration and exchange.

    Sona Jobarteh is the first female Kora virtuoso to come from a west African Griot family. The Kora is one of the most important instruments belonging to the Manding peoples of West Africa (Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea and Guinea-Bissau). It belongs exclusively to griot families, and usually only men who are born into these families have the right to take up the instrument professionally. Sona Jobarteh combines various genres of African Music and western musical elements.

    Sonah Jobarteh – Acoustic Guitar/ Kora/ Vocals
    Kari Bannermann – Acoustic Guitar
    Andi McLean – Electric Bass/ BVs
    Mouhamadou Sarr – Djembe/ Congas/ Calabash/ BVs

    Recorded on 1 July 2015 at the mon ami, Weimar.

    For further information visit

  • Sona Jobarteh & Band - Bannaya

    12:50

    Sona Jobarteh performed in Weimar on invitation of the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar and its UNESCO Chair of Transcultural Music Studies (TMS). The TMS Chair regularly invites artists to bring the musicology students into contact with various musical cultures for inspiration and exchange.

    Sona Jobarteh is the first female Kora virtuoso to come from a west African Griot family. The Kora is one of the most important instruments belonging to the Manding peoples of West Africa (Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea and Guinea-Bissau). It belongs exclusively to griot families, and usually only men who are born into these families have the right to take up the instrument professionally. Sona Jobarteh combines various genres of African Music and western musical elements.

    Sonah Jobarteh – Acoustic Guitar/ Kora/ Vocals
    Kari Bannermann – Acoustic Guitar
    Andi McLean – Electric Bass/ BVs
    Mouhamadou Sarr – Djembe/ Congas/ Calabash/ BVs

    Recorded on 1 July 2015 at the mon ami, Weimar.

    For further information visit

  • x
  • Sona Jobarteh - GAMBIA

    6:10

    Sona Jobarteh's debut music video Gambia in celebration of the Golden Jubilee of Independence for the Gambia in 2015.

    This video features the traditional Mandinka Drum called the 'Seruba', an instrument no longer featured much in Gambian mainstream society. By featuring the drum in this song, Sona aims not only to resonate with the deep history of the Mandinka people, but also to boost and promote awareness of this instrument both in the Gambia and internationally.

    Production Team:
    Composed and produced by Sona Jobarteh
    Camera/Editor/Co-Director: Jacob Bain
    Co-Director: Sona Jobarteh
    Camera: Robert Frost
    Camera - Pascal Pawliszewski / Pascal Production
    Mixed by - Femi Temowo
    Mastered by - Peter Beckmann
    Co-ordinator – Sheriffo Kanuteh

    FEATURING:
    The Fab Team, Gambia (Dancers)
    Musafilly Jobarteh (Percussion)
    Mamadou Sarr (Percussion)
    Sekouba Bambino
    Students of the ABJ Music School, Gambia
    Lamin Suso

  • Sona Jobarteh & Band - Mamamuso

    6:37

    Sona Jobarteh performed in Weimar on invitation of the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar and its UNESCO Chair of Transcultural Music Studies (TMS). The TMS Chair regularly invites artists to bring the musicology students into contact with various musical cultures for inspiration and exchange.

    Sona Jobarteh is the first female Kora virtuoso to come from a west African Griot family. The Kora is one of the most important instruments belonging to the Manding peoples of West Africa (Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea and Guinea-Bissau). It belongs exclusively to griot families, and usually only men who are born into these families have the right to take up the instrument professionally. Sona Jobarteh combines various genres of African Music and western musical elements.

    Sonah Jobarteh – Acoustic Guitar/ Kora/ Vocals
    Kari Bannermann – Acoustic Guitar
    Andi McLean – Electric Bass/ BVs
    Mouhamadou Sarr – Djembe/ Congas/ Calabash/ BVs

    Recorded on 1 July 2015 at the mon ami, Weimar.

    For further information visit

  • x
  • Sona Jobarteh - Jarabi

    5:37

    Sona Jobarteh hails from a long West African tradition of Griots and kora players; her grandfather was the master Griot Amadu Bansang Jobarteh.

    Creating her own history, she has broken from the male-dominated kora tradition to become the family's first female virtuoso of the instrument.

    Here Sona Jobarteh performs the traditional Malian song, Jarabi, accompanied by Femi Temowo on guitar and percussionist Robert Fordjour.

  • Sona Jobarteh - Musow Live at Jazz Cafe London

    20:31

    Sona Jobarteh, the amazing Gambian kora virtuoso and singer, live at Jazz Cafe , London 18th June 2018

  • Sona Jobarteh - Jarabi - AFH1026

    11:25

    Performance 8 July 2018.
    Sona Jobarteh is the first female Kora virtuoso from a West African griot family. First in a tradition that is several centuries old, in which the Kora mastery was exclusively passed down from father to son. Since the release of her album 'Fasiya', she is justifiably praised, both as an instrumentalist and vocalist.
    Live, she is accompanied by four musicians.

    Sona Jobarteh: kora, vocals
    Andi McLean: bass
    Mouhamadou: Sarr percussion
    Derek Johnson: guitar
    Westley Joseph:drums

  • x
  • Sona Jobarteh - Bannaye - AFH1032

    13:28

    Performance 8 July 2018.
    Sona Jobarteh is the first female Kora virtuoso from a West African griot family. First in a tradition that is several centuries old, in which the Kora mastery was exclusively passed down from father to son. Since the release of her album 'Fasiya', she is justifiably praised, both as an instrumentalist and vocalist.
    Live, she is accompanied by four musicians.

    Sona Jobarteh: kora, vocals
    Andi McLean: bass
    Mouhamadou: Sarr percussion
    Derek Johnson: guitar
    Westley Joseph:drums

  • dJarabi - Sona Jobarteh & Band

    9:40

  • Sona Jobarteh The Gambian International Musician

    6:09

    Sona Jobarteh the international musician of Gambia and UK

    Follow me in YouTube ????????

    ???? Subscribe Please here

    Instagram:

    Facebook:

    Twitter:

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------

  • Sona Jobarteh

    3:58

    Sona Jobarteh plays outside the National Theatre, London, as part of the Watch This Space festival

  • Sona Jobarteh LIVE #1 @ Vancouver International Jazz Festival 2019 - David Lam Park

    7:21

    Sona Jobarteh & Band LIVE @ David Lam Park International Jazz Festival 2019 on 30 June, Yale Town,Vancouver.

  • Sona Jobarteh at the Sarawak Rainforest World Music Festival 2015

    39

    Beautiful voice of Sona Jobarteh (Gambia/UK). She plays the Kora, an African harp. She was my favourite performer at the RWMF 2015 that took place in a Bornean rainforest.

  • Sona Jobarteh

    3:35

    Sona Jobarteh plays outside the National Theatre, London, as part of the Watch This Space festival

  • Sona Jobarteh - Kaira - AFH1029

    13:16

    Performance 8 July 2018.
    Sona Jobarteh is the first female Kora virtuoso from a West African griot family. First in a tradition that is several centuries old, in which the Kora mastery was exclusively passed down from father to son. Since the release of her album 'Fasiya', she is justifiably praised, both as an instrumentalist and vocalist.
    Live, she is accompanied by four musicians.

    Sona Jobarteh: kora, vocals
    Andi McLean: bass
    Mouhamadou: Sarr percussion
    Derek Johnson: guitar
    Westley Joseph:drums

  • Sona Jobarteh - Gambia - AFH1031

    11:22

    Performance 8 July 2018.
    Sona Jobarteh is the first female Kora virtuoso from a West African griot family. First in a tradition that is several centuries old, in which the Kora mastery was exclusively passed down from father to son. Since the release of her album 'Fasiya', she is justifiably praised, both as an instrumentalist and vocalist.
    Live, she is accompanied by four musicians.

    Sona Jobarteh: kora, vocals
    Andi McLean: bass
    Mouhamadou: Sarr percussion
    Derek Johnson: guitar
    Westley Joseph:drums

  • Sona Jobarteh - Kanu

    6:33

    Singer and koraplayer Sona Jobarteh and her band perform Kanu, written by Sona Jobarteh
    Sonah Jobarteh - kora, voice, Andi McLean - bass, Mouhamadou Sarr - percussion, Derek Johnson - guitar, Westley Joseph - drums

    Sona Jobarteh is from a West African Griot family. Griots are traditionally musicians and koraplaying has a long traditions of passing on from father to sons. Sona is the first female in her family to break with that traditions.


    Broadcast april 2nd 2017 This video was recorded @TivoliVredenburg. VPRO Vrije Geluiden is a music program made by the Dutch public broadcast organization VPRO

  • SONA JOBARTEH,JALI MADI,SOLO CISSOKHO,JALEX AKUNTU MUSIC MIX,,,2020 DJ GIVE THANKS

    17:35

    PLEASE SUBSCRIBE NOW

  • x
  • Sona Jobarteh - Mamamuso

    5:11

    Singer and koraplayer Sona Jobarteh and her band perform Mamamuso, written by Sona Jobarteh
    Sonah Jobarteh - kora, voice, Andi McLean - bass, Mouhamadou Sarr - percussion, Derek Johnson - guitar, Westley Joseph - drums

    Sona Jobarteh is from a West African Griot family. Griots are traditionally musicians and koraplaying has a long traditions of passing on from father to sons. Sona is the first female in her family to break with that traditions.


    Broadcast april 2nd 2017 This video was recorded @TivoliVredenburg. VPRO Vrije Geluiden is a music program made by the Dutch public broadcast organization VPRO

  • Sona Jobarteh - Jarabi

    5:02

    Gambia Music : Sona Jobarteh - Jarabi from the album Fasiya.ad

  • Sona Jobarteh & Band - Spielboden Dornbirn - 24.03.2017 - Djembe Solo - LIVE !!!

    3:26

    Live @ the Spielboden Dornbirn, Austria, on March 24, 2017

    Line up:
    Sona Jobarteh - kora, vocals, acoustic guitar
    Mamadou Sarr - percussion
    Derek Johnson - guitars
    Westley Joseph - drums
    Andi Mclean - bass

  • Sona Jobarteh & Band - Spielboden Dornbirn - 24.03.2017 - Gambia - LIVE !!!

    11:11

    Live @ the Spielboden Dornbirn, Austria, on March 24, 2017

    Line up:
    Sona Jobarteh - kora, vocals, acoustic guitar
    Mamadou Sarr - percussion
    Derek Johnson - guitars
    Westley Joseph - drums
    Andi Mclean - bass

  • Sona Jobarteh - Saya

    3:30

    Sona Jobarteh hails from a long West African tradition of Griots and kora players; her grandfather was the master Griot Amadu Bansang Jobarteh.
    With a debut album and a film score already available, Sona is working on tracks for her second album release, Fasiya. She came to Bush House to perform a video session for BBC Network Africa. On this track Sona Jobarteh plays acoustic guitar and is accompanied by Femi Temowo on electric guitar and Robert Fordjour on percussion.

  • Kora and Djimbe conversation - Sona Jobarteh and Mamadou Sarr solo - Brave Festival, Poland 2015

    2:31

    Sona Jobarteh live at the Brave Festival, Poland 2015. Joined by Mamadou Sarr on Djimbe.

    Band Members:
    Derek Johnson - Guitar
    Andi Mclean - Bass
    Maurice Brown - Guitar
    Westley Joesph - Drums
    Mamadou Sarr - Djimbe, Congas, Calabash

  • Sona Jobarteh - Gambia.

    5:28

  • Sona Jobarteh

    9:08

    Africa Oye 2016
    Sefton Park, Liverpool

  • Sona Jobarteh rehearsal in Portugal

    2:30

    and Sona Jobarteh says that she is not a guitar player!
    Here is some never-seen-before footage from a rehearsal in Portugal 2 years ago - with Kyazi Lugangira, Andy McLean, Oumar Alex Sagna, .

  • Sona Jobarteh & Band - Spielboden Dornbirn - 24.03.2017 - LIVE !!!

    5:46

    Live @ the Spielboden Dornbirn, Austria, on March 24, 2017

    Line up:
    Sona Jobarteh - kora, vocals, acoustic guitar
    Mamadou Sarr - percussion
    Derek Johnson - guitars
    Westley Joseph - drums
    Andi Mclean - bass

  • Sona Jobarteh - Mamamuso - AFH1027

    7:38

    Performance 8 July 2018.
    Sona Jobarteh is the first female Kora virtuoso from a West African griot family. First in a tradition that is several centuries old, in which the Kora mastery was exclusively passed down from father to son. Since the release of her album 'Fasiya', she is justifiably praised, both as an instrumentalist and vocalist.
    Live, she is accompanied by four musicians.

    Sona Jobarteh: kora, vocals
    Andi McLean: bass
    Mouhamadou: Sarr percussion
    Derek Johnson: guitar
    Westley Joseph:drums

  • Sona Jobarteh - Jarabi

    10:34

    Concert du Dimanche 27 Mai 2012 à Würzburg lors de l'Africa Festival 2012

  • Bannaya - Sona Jobarteh Live in Guanajuato, Mexico

    15:17

    Sona Jobarteh and her band perform at Alhóndiga in Guanajuato, Mexico representing Africa and the Gambia at the International Cervantino Festival. October 2014.
    Band Members:
    Kari Bannerman - Electric Guitar
    Kyazi Lugangira - Acoustic Guitar
    Mamadou Sarr - Djimbe / Congas
    Andi McLean - Bass
    Alexander KB - Drums

  • Sona Jobarteh LIVE #2 @ Vancouver International Jazz Festival 2019 - David Lam Park

    6:17

    Sona Jobarteh & Band LIVE at David Lam Park International Jazz Festival 2019 on 30 June, Yale Town,Vancouver.

  • Oum + Sona Jobarteh

    1:41

    Sona Jobarteh bouscule les règles en devenant la seule femme à interpréter sur scène le répertoire traditionnel des griots. Petite-fille d’Amadu Bansang Jobarteh, icône de l’Histoire musicale de Gambie, cousine du grand Toumani Diabaté, elle a été initiée à la kora par son frère. Après un parcours classique, la musicienne développe une musicalité élégante et complexe. Excellente chanteuse, sa voix captivante et ses mélodies entraînantes défendent les valeurs de l’amour, du respect et de l’ouverture aux autres en restant totalement fidèle à son héritage gambien.

    Chanteuse d’exception influencée par le jazz et l’Orient, Oum vient présenter Daba (« maintenant », en arabe marocain). Dans cet album à l’orchestration acoustique, quelques sons électroniques habillent pour la première fois les chansons de l’auteure-compositrice, comme pour les relier au monde contemporain. Les sujets d’actualité résonnent dans ses textes : la nature menacée, le sort réservé aux migrants, les violences faites aux femmes. Son « maintenant » est un état d’urgence positif qui prouve que les barrières culturelles pèsent moins que ce qui peut nous rassembler.

  • Sona Jobarteh - Bannaya

    9:23

    Concert du Dimanche 27 Mai 2012 à Würzburg lors de l'Africa Festival 2012

  • Sona Jobarteh - Jarabi

    5:16

    ♛ LC. – Lord Of Chill.
    ☞ Facebook :
    ☞ Subscribe :
    ☞ Demos : lcthoughts@gmail.com

    ⚜ Sona Jobarteh :
    ◆ Facebook :
    ◆ Website :

    ⚜ Bado :
    ◆ Soundcloud :

    ☞ Support the artist ! Buy the song here :




    ◆ For copyright issues, please send a mail here:
    lcthoughts@gmail.com

  • Sona Jobarteh - Musow - AFH1030

    12:11

    Performance 8 July 2018.
    Sona Jobarteh is the first female Kora virtuoso from a West African griot family. First in a tradition that is several centuries old, in which the Kora mastery was exclusively passed down from father to son. Since the release of her album 'Fasiya', she is justifiably praised, both as an instrumentalist and vocalist.
    Live, she is accompanied by four musicians.

    Sona Jobarteh: kora, vocals
    Andi McLean: bass
    Mouhamadou: Sarr percussion
    Derek Johnson: guitar
    Westley Joseph:drums

  • Sona Jobarteh - Mali Ni Ce

    9:09

    Concert du Dimanche 27 Mai 2012 à Würzburg lors de l'Africa Festival 2012

  • Sona Jobarteh & Band - Spielboden Dornbirn - 24.03.2017 - LIVE !!!

    11:26

    Live @ the Spielboden Dornbirn, Austria, on March 24, 2017

    Line up:
    Sona Jobarteh - kora, vocals, acoustic guitar
    Mamadou Sarr - percussion
    Derek Johnson - guitars
    Westley Joseph - drums
    Andi Mclean - bass

  • Sona Jobarteh - Saya

    5:30

    Concert du Dimanche 27 Mai 2012 à Würzburg lors de l'Africa Festival 2012

  • Sona Jobarteh - Musow

    16:32

    Concert du Dimanche 27 Mai 2012 à Würzburg lors de l'Africa Festival 2012

  • Sona Jobarteh and group live on Lithuanian National TV

    11:59

    Sona Jobarteh performs her song Kanu with members of her group live on Lithuanian National TV (LRT).
    - September 2015

    Joined by:
    Derek Johnson - Guitar
    Mamadou Sarr - Percussion
    Andi Mclean - Bass

  • Sona Jobarteh - Gainaak - AFH1028

    9:54

    Performance 8 July 2018.
    Sona Jobarteh is the first female Kora virtuoso from a West African griot family. First in a tradition that is several centuries old, in which the Kora mastery was exclusively passed down from father to son. Since the release of her album 'Fasiya', she is justifiably praised, both as an instrumentalist and vocalist.
    Live, she is accompanied by four musicians

    Sona Jobarteh: kora, vocals
    Andi McLean: bass
    Mouhamadou: Sarr percussion
    Derek Johnson: guitar
    Westley Joseph:drums


  • Sona Jobarteh - Wiyé

    8:42

    Concert du Dimanche 27 Mai 2012 à Würzburg lors de l'Africa Festival 2012

  • Sona Jobarteh & Band - Spielboden Dornbirn - 24.03.2017 - LIVE !!!

    8:25

    Live @ the Spielboden Dornbirn, Austria, on March 24, 2017

    Line up:
    Sona Jobarteh - kora, vocals, acoustic guitar
    Mamadou Sarr - percussion
    Derek Johnson - guitars
    Westley Joseph - drums
    Andi Mclean - bass

  • Ravid Kahalani & Sona Jobarteh at Jrusalem Sacred Music Festival

    12:23

    מתוך המופע המשותף של רביד כחלני וסונה ג'וברטה בימקא ירושלים במסגרת פסטיבל מוסיקה מקודשת. 18.09.2016. צילום וידאו - יובל אראל.
    |

  • Sona Jobarteh - Mamamuso

    10:06

    Sona Jobarteh is a kora player from the Gambia, born into hundreds of years of Griot tradition, each generation teaching their music skills to the nest. Her 16 year old cousin Musa (Musafilly Jobarteh) accompanied her to Malta for his overseas performance.

    Connect Africa Radio (Facebook search) has played African Music to Maltese and African migrant audience since 2012.

  • Sona Jobarteh - Fasiya

    9:50

    Concert du Dimanche 27 Mai 2012 à Würzburg lors de l'Africa Festival 2012

  • Sona Jobarteh - Live Performance 2018

    10:22

    Please Kindly Follow Our Instagram Page for the latest updates on Gambian Music and entertainment

    Like Our Facebook Fanpage Here:

    Email: Kumakeso4@Gmail.com

    Subscribe:

    Gambia, The Gambia, Gambian Music, Afrobeat, SeneGambia, Senegal.

    Bakau
    Banjul
    Bansang
    Basse Santa Su
    Brikama
    Brufut
    Farafenni
    Janjanbureh 
    Jufureh
    Kalagi
    Kanilai
    Kerewan
    Kololi
    Kuntaur
    Lamin
    Mansa Konko
    Nema Kunku
    Serekunda
    Soma
    Sukuta
    Tanji
    Gambia
    GambianMusic
    GambianBeauty
    TheSmilingCoast
    Africa AfricanMusic
    AfricanBeauty
    Brikama
    Banjul
    #Serekunda
    Senegambia
    senegal
    ghana
    nigeria
    southafrica
    kenya
    miami
    trenidad
    caribean
    jamaica
    dancehall
    Africa
    AfroBeat
    africanmusic

Shares

x

Check Also

Menu