Aside from those "notable friends" featured previously on We Want Peace's global anthem (like Alicia Keys, George Clooney, Richard Branson and just a few actual presidents), this remix welcomes the vocals of a hip hop legend, otherwise known as DMC....yes, of Run DMC.
Emmanuel Jal's We Want Peace movement has gone from strength to strength since in its inception almost 2 years ago, and in just a few days time, the campaign's crucial work returns to Emmanuel's home of South Sudan, with not one, but 2 very, very exciting events.
Emmanuel Jal. Back home. In South Sudan.
First: Thursday 20 September 2012. The "We Want Peace" Business Gala.
The Vice President of South Sudan, Dr. Riek Machar, will host a high profile business gala dinner at Juba's Independence Hall, also known as Freedom hall. The anticipated affair will act as an ideal platform to connect the Government of South Sudan (GOSS), the private sector, UN agencies, NGOs and the diplomatic corps, with a focus on South Sudan's responsible investment for long-term development and self-sustainability. An intimate performance by Emmanuel Jal will entertain the VIP audience as they become acquainted with the country's current and future potential.
Vice President of South Sudan, Dr. Riek Machar to host the "We Want Peace" Business Gala
"Peace is good for business" said Emmanuel Jal, "every single one of us has a responsibility to create a peaceful environment for all of us to thrive. This is why we have mobilised local and international businesses, young global leaders, the humanitarian world and the South Sudanese Government to come together and work together for a better South Sudan, using the power of music to raise the world's attention and celebrate our unity"
Speaking of music, we move on to highlight number two...
DMC becomes the first African American artist to visit Africa's newest nation
Undoubtedly South Sudan's biggest musical celebration to date, the We Want Peace/MasterPeace showdown will take place in the same venue: Juba's Independence Hall (Freedom Hall) and will feature other local stars such as Silver X. Just by the way, this will also be the first time Emmanuel Jal performs at home with his entire live band...Indeed. We're excited. And if you're in South Sudan, we shall see you there.