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The African Strings Ensemble with guest Sona Jobarteh

Presented by Berklee College of Music at David Friend Recital Hall, Boston MA

Apr 24 2019
The African Strings Ensemble with guest Sona Jobarteh

Joe Galeota, a professor in Berklee’s Percussion Department, presents the African Strings Ensemble with special guest Sona Jobarteh from Gambia, West Africa.

The African Strings Ensemble explores string based/influenced music from the African diaspora and rhythmic, melodic, singing and cultural traditions. The student group is composed of harp, 10-string Brazilian mandolin, electric guitar, piano and synthesizer, bass, drums, percussion, and three female vocalists.

 

Sona Jobarteh is the first female kora virtuoso to come from a West African Griot family. Breaking away from tradition, she is a pioneer in an ancient, male-dominated hereditary
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David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115

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