Dawda Jobarteh (Kora & Vocal)
Nana Osibio (Bass)
Preben Carlsen (Guitar)
Salieu Dibba (Djembe)
Rasmus Lund (Drums)
Tour manager Carolina Vallejo
8th-12th Dhow School of Music, Zanzibar
12th of February Swahili Encounters, Sauti za Busara Festival, Zanzibar
13th of February Sauti za Busara Festival, Zanzibar
14th of February Nafasi Art Center, Dar es Salaam
The tour is supported by The Danish Arts Counsil, World Music Denmark and The Danish Embassy in Tanzania
Born 1976, Kora player Dawda Jobarteh is no stranger to tradition. He grew up in a Mandinka Griot family in Gambia. Following in the footsteps of his grandfather Alhaji Bai Konteh, his two uncles Malamin Jobarteh and Dembo Konteh, and his father Amadou Bansang Jobarteh has not deprived Dawda of his own voice and sound.
A personal invitation from Peter Gabriel and Thomas Brooman to tour on Womad in 1997 showcased Jobarteh's talents to European audiences. Since then Jobarteh has continued to play internationally with distinguished musicians such as Tata Dinidin, Pierre Drge & New Jungle Orchestra, Youssef Latif, Wombat, Tchando, Moussa Diallo, Mikkel Nords, Palle Mikkelborg, Muktar Samba, Toumani Diabate and Bassekou Kouyate.
Jobarteh has been selected to perform at Sauti za Busara Music Festival in Zazibar 2010 on his East Africa Tour. His line-up includes backing vocalists Marie-line and Maria Marolany (Salif Keita) along with a strong rhythm section comprised of musicians from Denmark, Ghana and Gambia; Preben Carlsen, Nana Osibio, Rasmus Lund and Salieu Dibba.
He will be releasing his debut album "Nkanakele" ("We don't fight") in 2010, with the participation of musical capacities such as Etienne Mbappe, Linley Marthe, Toumani Diabate and Shashank Sabbu.