Gambia: Sona Jobarteh, With Feet in Two Worlds
[Afropop] Sona Jobarteh stands alone among contemporary kora players. The daughter of a Gambian griot father and an English visual artist mother, she grew up with feet in two worlds. Classically trained, as she told us inan earlier interview, she ultimately turned to the kora and Manding tradition. As she explained in her recent"60 Minutes" feature, Jobarteh is also deeply involved in reimagination education in Africa. She started a school in Gambia, and speaks often on education issues. A maverick activist, instrum