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05 Nov EMMANUEL JAL RELEASES NEW MUSIC VIDEO: ‘SCARS’ WITH NELLY FURTADO AND EMBARKS ON EASTERN CANADA TOUR WITH XAVIER RUDD

2nd November 2015

CANADA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

EMMANUEL JAL RELEASES NEW MUSIC VIDEO: ‘SCARS’ WITH NELLY FURTADO

AND EMBARKS ON EASTERN CANADA TOUR WITH XAVIER RUDD

‘When Nelly and I were writing this song together, she suggested the theme of ‘Scars’ and I knew immediately that this was something that I could draw on from my story as a child soldier growing up in South Sudan. However this is also a song with a universal feel to it, something we can all touch on with our own experiences, growing up and going through life.” - Emmanuel Jal

“I feel like Emmanuel and I have known each other since we were children, and the song has a child-like theme to it. Even though we weren’t friends as children, it was like we almost rediscovered some type of connection through song. Scars are what we can all relate to: the common human experience of pain, which every human being feels. I like to focus on the sameness we have as humans rather than the differences we have as individuals.“ - Nelly Furtado

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15 Jan Emmanuel Jal interview on South Sudan – Voice of Russia UK

“At the moment there are a lot of things happening. It was a political situation that has turned tribal. The government wanted to silence its opponents. A lot of different tribes died in Juba but apparently the presidential guard targeted the Nuer people. The good thing now is that it is reducing, both sides have begun to stop the violence.”...

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To receive an award for my efforts in peace activism, whilst my country is still in a state of violent chaos and stress makes me feel that this award is beyond my capabilities. I accept this award only on behalf of everyone in South Sudan who at this moment still hopes for a safer country, for freedom of speech, democracy, equal rights and peace. ...

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With his soulful songs about injustice, his work as an activist and his penchant for wrap-around sunglasses, Lam Tungwar is South Sudan’s homespun blend of Bono and Bob Marley. Tungwar was a child soldier before he became a hip-hop star, and his lyrics chronicle the despair of his country’s decades of violence but also the determination of South Sudan’s triumphant birth 21 / 2 years ago, when the largely Christian and African South split from the Muslim and Arab North, ending Africa’s longest civil war....

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I have decided to share my thoughts on the on going civil strife in South Sudan because I want to divert attention toward prevention of violence. As a people, South Sudan has suffered enough. We do not need more pain. We cannot go to war with ourselves. War means more child soldiers, women ,young girls getting raped, starvation, killing and killing of innocent people, I urge those instigating hatred and violence in my home country to immediately stop....

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For Immediate Release. Masterpeace and We Want Peace Receives U.N. Recognition by Ban-Ki Moon for Peace Efforts Emmanuel Jal & DMC Receive Award for Creating Music for Peace ‘We Want Peace was formed to raise awareness and create conscious awakening. I received this award to shed attention to the ongoing conflict and now pressing situation in South Sudan. Over the past few days, violence has erupted once more in my home country with the increasing sense that the democratic system put in place is being threatened by our own government’s action. Elected governors and parliamentary members have been dismissed, creating factions within the army and threats to civilian security. I implore that we must move forward to protect the democracy, human rights and freedom of our people. Our government has to remain transparent and accountable with an open dialogue between its representatives and the public. Once again this conflict has reached the...

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Emmanuel Jal will be performing at The Peace One Day festival, hosted in The Netherlands on 21st September 2013. Tune in for the 24-hour global broadcast. Who will you make peace with?...

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