Sona Jobarteh & Band – Kora Music from West Africa

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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.

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  1. Joel Koome says:

    this is what black jesus is listening to right now in black heaven. i love you Jobarteh

  2. smirnof52 says:

    i am in love with this women,she is beautiful, and more beatiful hearing her voice is touching my soul just amazing

  3. Benet Rutenberg says:

    What a pure talent. Healing music. Soul to soul.

  4. Bizou Brazza says:

    which dialect is she singing in?

  5. Avner says:

    Really beautiful ! I want to buy the different songs of this live, someone know or I can ?

  6. FRANCESCO PAOLO Ciminale says:

    Simply gorgeous. I completely fallen in love for this girl. :-)

  7. Wilfried Claeys says:

    This is big. You see love in music and maybe more. Her smile is one file.

  8. amandine toursel says:

    what is this rythmic half roundish instrument i want the same!! it's amazing, thanks for you r answers!!! xxxx


    Best African music i never heard all my life .Thank you for all of you for this phenomenal music and i am proud as Africa.

  10. Fereydoon ESKANDARI says:

    Nice music folklore music

  11. Marwa Ayad says:

    OMG! Whenever I listen to this music, I just want to dance African dances and never think of Salsa or Tango ever again. This music speaks to my heart and body! <3

  12. FRANCESCO PAOLO Ciminale says:

    I have no idea what this song means but I fallen in love since the first second….wow. Is impressive. This is art not music. Love you guys from Canada :-)

  13. memphisblues mimi says:

    THAT was beautiful!

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