Emmanuel Jal Speaks
Presented in partnership with the Melbourne Festival.
Sudanese rapper and writer Emmanuel Jal is a child of war. The internationally acclaimed hip-hop star is celebrated for his electrifying concerts and albums, songs written about his homeland and his history amongst the violence and horror of civil war. Alongside his musical appearance for the Festival, for one night only he discusses peace and reconciliation, his experiences as a child soldier and survivor, and his memoir War Child.
Emmanuel Jal will be in conversation with Alicia Sometimes.
Emmanuel Jal was born into the life of a child soldier in the war-torn region of Southern Sudan and later emerged as a recording artist, achieving worldwide acclaim for his unique style of hip hop with its message of peace and reconciliation. Emmanuel has released four studio albums: Gua, Ceasefire,... Read more
Alicia Sometimes is an Australian poet, multi-media artist and broadcaster. She has performed her spoken word at many venues, festivals and events around the world. Her poems have been in Best Australian Science Writing, Best Australian Poems, Meanjin, Griffith Review, The Age and many more. She i... Read more
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