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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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10 Oct We Want Peace concert at Southern Ground Amphitheater next week

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 3:13pm - Submitted by Michael Boylan - The Citizen
 Southern Ground Amphitheater’s summer concert series may be over but the venue will be rocking next Tuesday night with the Any1Can: We Want Peace benefit concert and art show. The concert will benefit “Raising South Sudan,” sponsored by Mothering Across Continents, a non-profit project that supports school building and education in the world’s newest country South Sudan. The concert will feature award-winning singer and musician Emmanuel Jal, known for the worldwide hit song, “We Want Peace.”
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24 Sep Canada Safe Bet For Former Child Soldier’s Record Label

September 24, 2012  |  By KAREN BLISS - LOWDOWN
Sudanese hip hop artist and peace activistEmmanuel Jal has chosen to headquarter his record label, Gatwitch Records, in Toronto and hire industry veteran David MacMillan to run it. The former child soldier now in his 30s, whose harrowing early life was documented in an award-winning 2008 film, Warchild, and 2010 autobiography, War Child: A Child Soldier’s Story, is in the final stages of becoming a Canadian citizen.
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