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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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08 Dec Musician Emmanuel Jal on his music, his work as a peace activist, and South Sudan

‘Beyond School Books’ – a podcast series on education in emergencies

By Rudina Vojvoda - UNICEF - 

NEW YORK, United States of America, 7 December 2012 – At the age of 7, Emmanuel Jal walked hundreds of miles in search of an education. Born in a war-torn area that is now part of South Sudan, he joined thousands of children who were told schools awaited them in Ethiopia.
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18 Nov Emmanuel Jal Calls for Peace, Equality and Freedom For All Citizens

November 17th, 2012 Witness.org Blog
 A note from WITNESS: From the protest songs of South Africa’s anti-apartheid struggle to Latin America’s nueva canciónartists who sang in support of social movements, music has a long history of bringing people together, and rallying them around a cause. With the advent of music videos, musicians became visual artists as well.  And some of these artists are using this doubly powerful genre to fight back against the world’s human rights abuses. The Human Rights Channel, is recognizing these human rights defenders in a weekly series called “Rhythm and Rights.” On future Fridays, we’ll be adding a new music video to the playlist, highlighting artists who use their talents to highlight important issues.
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17 Nov South Sudanese Singer And Activist Emmanuel Jal Promotes His “We Want Peace” Campaign At The ABC Continuity Forum in Miami

By Nicole Rojas | n.rojas@latinospost.com | First Posted: Nov 16, 2012 12:42 PM EST - Latinos Post As a former child soldier in Sudan, South Sudanese singer and activist Emmanuel Jal knows what it is like to experience extreme violence in what he calls "hell on Earth." After surviving an endless civil war in his country and being forced to fight as a child soldier, Jal told participants at the ABC Continuity Forum 2012 that he is determined to promote peace worldwide.
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