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Thursday 3 November 2016

Emmanuel and Abdel

Today we have a couple of tracks from the album "Ceasefire". Released in 2005, it is credited to Emmanuel Jal and Abdel Gadir Salim, respectively a rapper and ex-child soldier from what is now South Sudan and a veteran musician from what remains Sudan.

It is described on the blurb as a "unique collaboration" and a "symbolic album reflecting both sides' hope for a peaceful future for Sudan". The collaboration was largely symbolic as well, as they only perform together on less than half the tracks on the album. That's a minor quibble, though. It's a good record. And we have given them a track each today - Emmanuel is on his own "Gua", while Abdel does the bulk of the work on "Ya Salam".

"Gua" -  Emmanuel Jal and Abdel Gadir Salim

"Ya Salam"  - Emmanuel Jal and Abdel Gadir Salim

From Sudan to Susan...

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