Posted in July 2016

Sona Jobarteh – Modern Griot

Sona Jobarteh – Modern Griot

This feature originally appeared in Songlines #118 (June 2016) p36. Download a pdf here. Alexandra Petropoulos speaks to Gambian kora player Sona Jobarteh about the musical journey that has taken her through traditional griot music and Western classical performance, and how it led to the creation of her country’s first school dedicated to Mande music Sunjata Keita watches … Continue reading

Introducing… Eva Salina

Introducing… Eva Salina

This feature originally appeared in Songlines #118 (June 2016) p16. Download a pdf here. Brooklyn-based singer Eva Salina tells Alexandra Petropoulos about how she’s immersed herself in the Balkan songbook, despite being an outsider Authenticity is a subject that crops up from time to time within these pages. How ‘authentic’ is an artist? Is he or she qualified … Continue reading