Sona Jobarteh

Gambia

Sona Jobarteh (born 1983) is a multi-instrumentalist and composer from the Gambia. She is from one of the five principal kora-playing griot families of West Africa, and is the first female professional kora player to come from a griot family. She is the cousin of the celebrated kora player Toumani Diabate, and is the sister of the diaspora kora player Tunde Jegede.