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Emmanuel Jal started his life as a child soldier in the war-torn region of Southern Sudan in the early 1980s. He was eventually rescued by a British aid worker and brought to Kenya where he overcame a huge number of struggles to become a successful and acclaimed recording artist and peace ambassador. Now based in Toronto, Canada Emmanuel has released six award nominated studio albums & has collaborated by performed alongside Lauryn Hill, Xavier Rudd, Peter Gabriel, Nelly Furtado, Ed Sheeran, Alicia Keys and more! Emmanuel speaks and performs from highlevel forums to school classrooms about reconciliation and peace. He co-starred with Reese Witherspoon in the motion picture The Good Lie, is a recipient of the Vaclav Havel International Prize for Creative Dissent 2018, Desmond Tutu Reconciliation Award 2017, The Hunt Humanitarian Award and others. Emmanuel is also the creator of Jal Gua, the founder of Gua Africa charity with supports South Sudanese refugee youth education, and the creator and director of My Life is Art. Please welcome Emmanuel.

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