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SJ appointed artistic director, curator for Brave Festival

Aug 14, 2015, 10:37 AM | Article By: Njie Baldeh

At the start of this year, Sona Jobarteh was appointed to the prestigious role of artistic director for this year’s international Brave Festival, which takes place every year in Poland.

This well-established festival is dedicating this year’s theme to that of the Griot, and music from West Africa.

Sona has now finalized her careful selection of artistes who will represent the various aspects of the tradition at this internationally acclaimed festival.

As part of her task, coupled with her dedication to Gambian culture and tradition, Sona selected a group from The Gambia to represent the country known as ‘Kucha Kassem’ the group consisted of the Jola Kumpo dance, a typically rich Gambian tradition steeped in cultural heritage.

Taking place in July, Sona Jobarteh herself also performed with her full band on the festival’s opening night, as well as took the stage for the festival’s closing night with a very exclusive duo performance alongside her father, Sanjally Jobarteh.

Being the first time, Sona and her father have performed a full-length concert together, this will be a very memorable milestone for both father and daughter, as well as a real treat for those lucky enough to attend this show.