Emmanuel Jal announces Australian Tour

Straight out of the newest nation in the world, South Sudan, is the incredibly talented Emmanuel Jal.

Straightup is very proud to announce the October 2011 National Tour of world renowned hip-hop artist, peace activist and novelist Emmanuel Jal. A man whose music and work has been lauded by Nelson Mandela and Peter Gabriel alike, formed soundtracks to Hollywood films and speaks out against war and violence.

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, “Gospel Rap”, with its message of peace and reconciliation born out of his personal experiences. His latest single, We Want Peace feat. Alicia Keys, from his upcoming album, See Me Mama is heavily influenced by this background.

To date Emmanuel has released three studio albums: Gua, Ceasefire and Warchild.

In December 2010, Jal released We Want Peace, as part of the wider campaign of the same name calling for peace, protection and justice for all in Sudan ahead of the January 2011 referendum, but also calling for an end to all conflicts affecting innocent people around the world. The campaign was supported by A-list artists and leading figures from diverse fields – Peter Gabriel, Alicia Keys, George Clooney, President Jimmy Carter, Kofi Annan, Richard Branson and many more.

For your opportunity to see this unique talent see dates below. He is touring with MOBO Award winning DJ and Producer DJ Silvastone (Ghana/UK).

National Tour Dates:

Melbourne October 21st
The Corner Hotel
57 Swan St. Richmond
Tel: (03) 9427 9198
With DJ Silvastone (UK), DJ Dexter, DJ Mr Fish (Reunion Is,), Sista Savage and guests
EARLY BIRD TICKETS for $25.00!!!!

Adelaide October 14th
Adelaide Festival Centre,
King William Rd. Adelaide
Tel: (08) 8216 8744
With DJ Silvastone (UK) and guests

Sydney October 7th
The Basement,
29 Reiby Place, Sydney
Tel: (02) 9251 2797
With DJ Silvastone (UK), Sista Savage and guests