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Dawda Jobarteh Quartet

Free admission

The Denmark resident Gambian musician and composer Dawda Jobarteh is one of the biggest enrichments to the world music scene. He not only amplifies his instrument, the kora, a traditional West African harp and puts it through effects loops and distortion sounds to transfer it masterfully into the here and now - as a wanderer between the cultural heritages of West Africa as well as Northern Europe he is equally at home in both worlds. Out of that background he skillfully creates a highly unique sound universe between folk and Afro jazz from two very different musical traditions, drawing on influences from two century-long historical cultures while still being firmly rooted in the modern age.

Line up:
  • Dawda Jobarteh - kora and vocal
  • Preben Carlsen - bass
  • Gunnar Halle - trumpet
  • Salieu Dibba - percussion

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