Sona Jobarteh Launches the Second Season of Music Haven’s Passport Series @ Proctors [Berkshire on Stage]


Sona Jobarteh launches the second season of Passport Series: Music Haven at Proctors’ GE Theatre in Schenectady, at 7:30pm on Wednesday (October 10).

Jobarteh, the first female kora virtuoso to come from a West African Griot family, is a pioneer in an ancient male-dominated tradition that has been exclusively handed down from father to son for the past seven centuries.

She personifies Music Haven, an artist recognizing tradition while breaking barriers; an artist standing on history with her eyes on the future. And she will be leading a six-piece band of luminaries that includes her son, Sidiki Jobarteh-Codjoe, on balafon.

This summer the Music Haven series doubled the number of global music performances it presented in Schenectady’s Central Park, traveling the world one concert at a time to climes like Chile, Morocco and the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia.

Passport Series continues that mission year-round in the GE Theatre at Proctors.

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