THIS IS A PAST EVENT.
Sona Jobarteh is a unique and pioneering musical icon of her time whose renown has been rapidly flourishing globally. Born into a Griot family from the Gambia, a tradition that dates back 7 centuries, she is the first female within this tradition to become a professional virtuoso on the Kora. Her music is uniquely poised between the preservation of her rich cultural heritage and an accessible, modern style that relates to the current era and to audiences from all over the world. At the heart of her success as an artist is her dedication to humanitarian activism in the areas of social development and educational reform on the continent of Africa. She is the Founding Director of The Gambia Academy, an institution dedicated educational reform for Africans on the continent of Africa.
This event has been sponsored by the Wake Forest University Humanities Institute with support made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, with additional support from these Wake Forest University sponsors: Interdisciplinary Arts Center, African Studies Program, Department of History, Journalism Program, Department of French Studies, Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Friday, March 18, 2022 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Benson University Center, 401B
2120 Eure Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27109