Monday 22 August 2016

Dawda Jobarteh Live @ Lodi - The Garden Restaurant

Dawda Jobarteh (Gambia/Denmark) presents Jazz Kora Variations at the next edition of Amarrass Nights@Lodi on 31st August 2016. 

Born 1976 in The Gambia, Dawda is the grandson of Alhaji Bai Konte, the son of Amadou Bansang Jobarteh and the nephew of both Malamini Jobarteh and Dembo Konte. In the world of traditional Manding music, and in particular that of the West African kora, these are serious calling cards and not to be taken lightly. Yet Dawda was not, at first, a kora player and even today his instrument is one acquired after he'd left the land of his birth and settled in Denmark. No, Dawda learnt his music sitting at the feet of his uncle Malamini and playing the calabash. And perhaps it is this training as a percussionist, only coming to the kora later and on his own terms, which makes his music so unique. 

Because make no mistake, Dawda and his music are unique. Clearly the universal language of Jazz permeate his work, but Dawda defies convention to include some deeply personal statements. Politely but consistently, with power and conviction and the support of long-term friends and band members, Dawda Jobarteh brings his mature, contemporary vision to an ancient tradition.

Lodi - The Garden Restaurant 

Wednesday 31st August| show time - 8:30pm onwards
Ticket - Free Entry
RESERVATIONS - +919818743232
ADDRESS - Opp. Mausam Bhavan, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India

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