Sona Jobarteh Ensemble
In a piece featuring African and Western instruments played side by side, and inspired by the royal court tradition of the griots dating back hundreds of years. Sona Jobarteh unfolds the ancient stories of Manding history. This piece integrates West African and European instrumental interpretation; instruments are paired together in likeness in a unique arrangement that explores and challenges the capabilities of the instruments from both traditions.
This piece is part of PRS Foundation's New Music Biennial 2019. For more information about the project and to download the New Music Biennial album, please visit our project page: https://www.nmcrec.co.uk/new-music-biennial-2019
Commissioned by Yaram Arts.
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