Sona Jobarteh

West African Traditional Melodies

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Hoyt Sherman Place

Des Moines, Iowa

Fri, Mar 28, 2025

7:30 PM

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Sona Jobarteh

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The music was at times meditative and trancelike, and with all those glowing lights it was as if you had wandered into a place of worship celebrating an ancient candlelit rite that was as holy as it was chill.


About the show

Sona Jobarteh transcends cultures, blending West African traditions for a musical experience unlike anything else. Her captivating stage presence has landed her in cities around the globe, from London and Zurich to New York and Los Angeles. Don’t miss your chance to hear her in Des Moines!  

Practical information


2 hours

Where is the concert happening?

The concert will happen at Hoyt Sherman Place—an iconic venue located in Des Moines’ historic Sherman Hill neighborhood.

Where should I park?

Hoyt Sherman Place offers a large parking lot directly east of the theater. There is also ample street parking in the Sherman Hill neighborhood, in the Iowa Methodist parking ramp directly east of Hoyt Sherman Place, as well as the Iowa Methodist surface parking lot located kitty-corner from Hoyt Sherman Place, with access from 15th Street.

Valet parking will be available for $20.