Powerful new single from Emmanuel Jal!
Taken from the highly anticipated and world wide acclaimed Warchild album; "Emma" is a dedication to the British Aid worker Emma McCune that rescued Emmanuel Jal from a continued existence as a child soldier. Emma adopted Emmanuel and smuggled him to Kenya to begin a new life, where he could grow up safer and get an education. Sadly, a few months later Emma died in a car crash. Haunting, beautiful and heartfelt; this song is for her, for without Emma, Emmanuel Jal would not be here to spread his word today. He performed the song at Mandela's 90th Birthday concert at Hyde Park and was introduced by Peter Gabriel who proclaimed him as having the 'potential of a young Bob Marley'! Emmanuel Jal is a star in waiting - this song is huge!!
Born: 1980 in Tong, Sudan
Years Active: '90s, '00s