African Music for Peace: ‘We Want Peace’ – Emmanuel Jal

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we want peace3Based on the current developments in Juba South Sudan (A coup attempt by an army fraction in Juba yesterday indicates ethno-political tensions among the political elite), I would like to share with you one of the most significant peace anthems produced in Africa during the last years.

In 2010, South Sudanese artist and peace activist Emmanuel Jal started the campaign We Want Peace, for which he created the powerful peace anthem ‘We Want Peace‘. His campaign aims “to raise awareness on the fundamental principles of justice, equality, unification and conflict prevention, through the power of music, worldwide.” Emmanuel Jal is posting very actively on his view on the current situation on his facebook page, but his posts also seem to create controversial debates about the actual conflict causes.

Emmanuel Jal  *-*  ‘We Want Peace

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