i like this…
Peter Gabriel: I met the next artist about 3 years ago & was enormously impressed with this young man from Sudan.
His brutal childhood as a 7-year-old child soldier taught him to be a mindless killing machine.
People expected Mandela to come out of 27 years in jail calling for revenge, but he came out calling for forgiveness, compassion, & collaboration.
This next artist came out of the horror of a brutal war, a brutal childhood, with a clear voice calling out against violence, hatred & materialism.
He’s going to have a huge influence in the world way beyond his music
via Emmanuel Jal, live at Mandela’s birthday – YouTube. [ see below ]
this is my third blog about emannuel… i think his story is amazing. i’m not just talking about his music & charities n stuff, but his choice to forgive is incredible.
this choice was tested when he collaborated with a muslim artist on his second cd ‘ceasefire’…
It was difficult for me, first of all, to deal with him. He is a Muslim. I’m a Christian. So that’s a lot. This is the challenge, to really see if I forgive, really. But it worked. I was actually blessed after that. Many doors opened.