Musician Sona Jobarteh is building Gambia’s first cultural academy for children to study their own culture – Face2Face Africa

Since 2011 that respected kora player, vocalist and instrumentalist Sona Jobarteh dropped the album Fasiya, the world-renowned musician has not released any other album. Instead, she has been placing all her finances and energies into the Gambia Academy of Music and Culture she opened in her home country, The Gambia, in 2015.

The school is the first of its kind in The Gambia that teaches music and academic studies as an integrated course of study. In other words, the Academy educates children in their cultural traditions and heritage alongside the mainstream curriculum.

 

Source: Musician Sona Jobarteh is building Gambia’s first cultural academy for children to study their own culture – Face2Face Africa

 

 

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