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Dawda Jobarteh

Experience the talented kora player Dawda Jobarteh in the meeting with trumpeter Gunnar Halle this evening at turkis in Aarhus.

Dawda Jobarteh is a Gambian kora player decenting from a long line of Mandinka griots. Unlike other boys in the family, he played percussions rather than the kora and did not begin to learn playing the 21-stringed harp before moving to Denmark in his early 20s. His music is an expression of the oscillations between tradition and modernity, old and new, different cultures and different genres.

On his forthcoming album ”Do you know a place called Flekkerøy?”, Dawda explores yet another road on his musical and personal journey featuring Norwegian trumpet player Gunnar Halle.

The album is jazzy with a lot of space for improvisational parts for both the kora and the trumpet. It is very dreamy and Gunnar Halle’s trumpet contributes with a distinct Nordic vibe that emphasises Scandinavian landscapes. With the kora ...

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Line up:
  • Dawda Jobarteh - Kora
  • Gunnar Halle - Trompet
  • Sal Dibba - Percussion
  • Stefan Pasborg - Trommer
  • Elisée Sangare - Bas

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