Emmanuel Jal (Music)
During the course of his career and drawing on his own life and experiences, Jal has developed his own unique style of hip hop, complete with messages of peace and reconciliation, and released a number of studio albums.
He has worked with some of the leading artists in the music industry today, including Radiohead, Gorillaz, Coldplay, U2 and REM, having contributed to a variety of charity compilation albums, and his music is regularly used on film and TV soundtracks.
His live appearances have included Live 8, Nelson Mandela’s 90th Birthday Concert and the One Concert for His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He has also performed with some of the leading names in music – both in Europe and in the US – including Lauryn Hill, Xavier Rudd, Peter Gabriel, Nelly Furtado, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Joss Stone, Ed Sheeran, Nile Rodgers, Alicia Keys, Moby and Five For Fighting. Jal has performed in some of the biggest cities in the world, including New York and LA, and is always in demand for major concerts and festivals.
His song Warchild has been included in Amnesty International’s Music and Human Rights package for UK schools, and he has been interviewed by some of the leading publications and news broadcasters in the world. In addition, he has published his autobiography, and starred in films.
Emmanuel has released five award nominated studio albums: The Key, Gua, Ceasefire, Warchild and See Me Mama.
He is set to release his upcoming album Naath in April 2018, which is an infectious afrobeats infused album with his highly talented sister Nyaruach.
"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."
"Opening millions of eyes."
"One of Africa's most important musicians."