The story behind The Gambia’s first cultural academy

Written by Rachel Wood, CNN She has found international fame as a musician, but Sona Jobarteh has a bigger mission — to use culture to empower Africans to reform their countries. Jobarteh has been performing with the kora — a 21-stringed African harp — on the world stage since she was five years old, becoming the first professional female kora player in the West African country of The Gambia. You can hear her vocals on the soundtrack to the movie “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.” As well as being an acclaimed performer, Jobarteh is a scholar in the field of...

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The story behind The Gambia’s first cultural academy

Written by Rachel Wood, CNN She has found international fame as a musician, but Sona Jobarteh has a bigger mission — to use culture to empower Africans to reform their countries. Jobarteh has been performing with the kora — a 21-stringed African harp — on the world stage since she was five years old, becoming the first professional female kora player in the West African country of The Gambia. You can hear her vocals on the soundtrack to the movie “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.” As well as being an acclaimed performer, Jobarteh is a scholar in the field of...

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