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Sona Jobarteh

Sona Jobarteh is the first female Kora virtuoso from a prestigious West African Griot family, coming from a long line of hereditary musicians. She is the granddaughter of the Master Griot Amadu Bansang whilst her cousin is he well-known, celebrated Kora player Toumani Diabaté. As a multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer and producer Sona works ... See full bio »

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Broken Embraces
Broken Embraces Music Department
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
500 Years Later
500 Years Later Sound Department
The First Grader
The First Grader Music Department


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 2016 Little Stones (Documentary) (musician: kora) (completed)
 2013 Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (soloist: vocals)
 2010 The First Grader (featured vocalist)
 2009 Broken Embraces (musician: Kora Player)
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 2007 Our Story Our Voice (Documentary) (writer: "If I...", "Birkama", "Fountain of a people's hope")
 2005 500 Years Later (Documentary) (performer: "Menon Ba", "Lifesaver" - as Maya Jobarteh) / (writer: "If I...", "Lifesaver" - as Maya Jobarteh)
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 2007 Our Story Our Voice (Documentary) (sound editor)
 2005 500 Years Later (Documentary) (sound editor - as Maya Jobarteh)
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 2006 The Idea (Short)
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 2010 Motherland (Documentary)
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 2005 500 Years Later (Documentary)
Herself - Kora Player (as Maya Jobarteh)

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Sister of Tunde Jegede, a Kora player and film composer.

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