Malang Jobarteh

Malang Jobarteh

Kora player from Africa and registered with the ncac. He has been playing kora since childhood and is currently a recording artist who has been featured on recordings with many successful artists.  His passion for music comes from his heritage. Born in a family of Jaly, also called griot, he was raised to become a musician. He grew up learning the history and the genealogy of the society along with music. Malang's instrument, the 21-string Kora, is the most complex and very respected instrument in the tradition. As an adult, he is now responsible for maintaining the history of the previous generations.


He came to the United States of America in 2004 and is currently working on his debut solo CD teaches students to play the kora. He performs weekly, with his uncle at restaurants, venues, and parties in the New York City area.

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