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Sona Jobarteh at the Manship

April 27

The West African Griot is recognized as an individual who holds within themselves the stories of their people, communicated through music, poetry, and storytelling. In a special concert at the Manship this month, Sona Jobarteh emerges from this tradition as a master of the Kora, a stringed instrument that shares features with the lute and the harp. Jobarteh’s singular power for expression has extended into Hollywood, where she has performed at major venues such as the Hollywood Bowl and scored blockbuster films such as Motherland and Beast. See her perform in this more intimate setting, starting at 7:30 pm. $35–$50. manshiptheatre.org.

100 Lafayette Street
Baton Rouge


April 27