Sona Jobarteh’s debut music video “Gambia” in celebration of the Golden Jubilee of Independence for the Gambia in 2015.
This video features the traditional Mandinka Drum called the ‘Seruba’, an instrument no longer featured much in Gambian mainstream society. By featuring the drum in this song, Sona aims not only to resonate with the deep history of the Mandinka people, but also to boost and promote awareness of this instrument both in the Gambia and internationally.
Composed and produced by Sona Jobarteh
Camera/Editor/Co-Director: Jacob Bain
Co-Director: Sona Jobarteh
Camera: Robert Frost
Camera – Pascal Pawliszewski / Pascal Production
Mixed by – Femi Temowo
Mastered by – Peter Beckmann
Co-ordinator – Sheriffo Kanuteh
The Fab Team, Gambia (Dancers)
Musafilly Jobarteh (Percussion)
Mamadou Sarr (Percussion)
Students of the ABJ Music School, Gambia