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Fasiya by Sona Jobarteh (Music Review)

Sona Jobarteh hails from a griot family and is the only female kora virtuoso on both sides of the Atlantic. A multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer and producer, her new album Fasiya translates as heritage and draws on Jobarteh’s connection to her west African tradition. Songs like Jarabi, a love song from Mali, shows her ability to take an old song and add her own interpretation. Saya, a track about love is haunting and soothing to Musow, which talks about the role of women in West Africa. This is a song that means a lot to Jobarteh on a personal level because it is rare to find women who traditionally play the kora. Fasiya weaves intricate traditional sounds from West African culture with global influences. It takes you on a cultural and spiritual journey and evokes the dynamic energy of an artist with great things ahead.

 

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3 Responses to “Fasiya by Sona Jobarteh (Music Review)”

  1. Kiru Taye says:

    I really enjoyed listening to this. I will have to look out for her album. Belinda, thanks for sharing it.

  2. Belinda Otas says:

    Thanks Kiru, trust me, you will enjoy the album. She is great at what she does. Love the album. You can get it on her website and she has a Facebook page.

  3. Beautiful and full of grace. Thank you for the music x

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