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African Night med Dawda Jobarteh

African Night med Dawda Jobarteh

Kl. 21.30 / fri entré

Mojo har genoptaget et forrygende projekt - African Night. Denne særlige tirsdag i marts er det Dawda Jobarteh og hans forrygende orkester der indtager scenen.

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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. Life is not so simple - even for the men - in a polygamous society where the odds seem stacked in favour of the male. Life is not always easy when child care can be in the charge of an extended family, not all of whose members want that responsibility.

Politely but consistently, with power and conviction and the support of long-term friends and band members, not least Preben Carlsen on guitar, Nana Osibio on bass and Salieu Dibba on percussion, Dawda Jobarteh brings his mature, contemporary vision to an ancient tradition.

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Dawda Jobarteh: kora and vocal Gorm Bülow: keyboard Nana Osibio: bass Rasmus Lund: drums