The anticipated affair saw many of South Sudan’s senior Government ministers, UN representatives, international dignitaries as well as the country’s established and growing businesses come together on a pledge towards “responsible investment” – long term development and self-sustainability in South Sudan. An intimate performance by Emmanuel Jal entertained the VIP audience into a dance of true celebration. Also present at the prestigious gathering of South Sudan’s key progressive players, was Darryl “DMC” McDaniels (of the legendary hip hop trio RUN DMC). McDaniels is the first African American artist in history to visit South Sudan, and did so in support of Emmanuel Jal’s peace mission.
All comments from: The We Want Peace Business Gala, Juba, South Sudan – 20 September, 2012 - to promote corporate social responsibility, self- sustainability and peaceful development on the eve of International Peace Day.
On 21 September, International Peace Day, Emmanuel Jal headlined a celebratory concert alongside friend and special guest Darryl “DMC” McDaniels. A historical moment in music, this was first time DMC visited and performed on African soil. He opened his electrifying show with all sorts of global classics, such as “Tricky” and “Walk This Way”. A packed audience of South Sudanese fans relished in the party atmosphere celebrating peace through the fine art of music.Emmanuel Jal closed what has already been labelled as “the best music show Juba’s ever seen” (Voice of America) with a string of global hits, including tracks off his latest LP “See Me Mama”. The encore saw DMC return to the stage as the two hip hop greats duetted live with “WWP RELOADED”, Emmanuel’s newly released international peace anthem featuring other notable friends such as Alicia Keys, George Clooney, Kofi Annan and more.