IN CONVERSATION WITH EMMANUEL JAL hosted by MUSTAFA THE POET

ARTSCAPE & MANIFESTO present...
IN CONVERSATION WITH EMMANUEL JAL hosted by MUSTAFA THE POET
in partnership with The Ada Slaight Youth Arts Mentorship Program

REGISTER AT: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/manifesto-presents-in-conversation-with-emmanuel-jal-tickets-13570290103?aff=eac2

‘He is an extraordinary artist, led by the heart. A man on a mission with the potential of a young Bob Marley with a generosity and compassion in his approach to the world that is an inspiration to me.’
~ Peter Gabriel ~

Tuesday, October 14
8:30-10:00pm
DANIELS SPECTRUM
Ada Slaight Hall
585 Dundas St. East

In the war-torn region of Southern Sudan, Emmanuel Jal was born into the life of a child solider on an unknown date in the early 1980s. Through unbelievable struggles, Emmanuel managed to survive and emerge as a recording artist, achieving worldwide acclaim for his unique style of hip hop with its message of peace and reconciliation born out of his personal experiences.

Emmanuel has released four studio albums: Gua, Ceasefire, Warchild and See Me Mama. His music can also be heard alongside Coldplay, Gorillaz, and Radiohead on the fundraising Warchild – Help a Day in the Life album, as well as in three ER episodes, the National Geographic documentary God Grew Tired of Us and in the feature film Blood Diamond starring Leonardo DiCaprio. He is also featured on John Lennon’s Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur, amongst the likes of U2, REM and Lenny Kravitz.

Emmanuel’s live appearances have included Live 8, Nelson Mandela's 90th Birthday Concert and the One Concert for his Holiness the Dalai Lama. Emmanuel has collaborated and performed alongside artists such as Peter Gabriel, Nelly Furtado, DMC, Joss Stone, Nile Rodgers and Alicia Keys.

Emmanuel is in demand as a speaker and has addressed the UN, US Congress, the Carter Centre and the highest tiers of several governments. He has been involved with the British Council, Clinton Global Initiative, Adolescent Girls Initiative (World Bank in association with the Nike Foundation), Child Soldiers Initiative and the launch of Ericsson’s Refugees Reunited Software. He was one of the faces of Amnesty International’s 2010 World Refugee Day Campaign and appeared at Alicia Keys’ Keep a Emmanuel Jal Bio 2014 Child Alive Black Ball 2010 in London.

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