The Good Lie


Emmanuel Jal stars alongside Reeth Witherspoon in 'The Good Lie' in theaters now

'The Key' by Emmanuel Jal available now!


Latest album by Emmanuel Jal including collaborations with Nile Rogers and Nelly Furtado released today.


Sudanse musician Emmanuel Jal is set to star in a Hollywood movie named The Good Lie. Alongside Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon, Jal and Arnold Oceng, Ger Duanywill play ‘Lost Boys’ In America.Inspired by true events, and titled according to the press release, the story is about a young refugee of the Sudanese Civil War who wins a lottery for relocation to the United States with three other lost boys. Encountering the modern world for the first time, they develop an unlikely friendship with a brash American woman assigned to help them, but the young men struggle to adjust to this new life and feelings of guilt about the brother left behind. Witherspoon will play the brash American woman.

Emmanuel Jal awarded 2011 Common Ground Award


Emmanuel Jal has been awarded the 2011 Common Ground Award for his dedication to ending the use of child soldiers and helping former child soldiers successfully reintegrate into society. Past recipients include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former President Jimmy Carter, Mohammed Ali and many other worthy individuals and organisations. 

The Common Ground Awards will be held on the evening of October 27th at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington DC.

Emmanuel Jal releases 'We Want Peace' Video!


A music video has been released for Emmanuel Jal's 'We Want Peace' campaign song featuring Alicia Keys, George Clooney, Kofi Annan, former Us President Jimmy Carter among other well known figures.  Watch at the following link: 'we want peace' video

Emmanuel Jal stars in new movie Africa United


In his acting debut, 'Warchild' artist Emmanuel Jal stars in the new movie 'Africa United' out in Cinemas on 22nd October 2010.

AFRICA UNITED tells the extraordinary story of three Rwandan children and their bid to achieve their ultimate dream - to take part in the opening ceremony of the 2010 Football World Cup in Johannesburg.
Africa United

Emmanuel Jal on Africa Voices on CNN


Emmanuel Jal is featured on the 'African Voices' program on CNN, a look at Emmanuel, his life and his voice on Africa. watch here at

Emmanuel Jal TED talk


To see Emmanuel’s outstanding. moving and inspirational TED talk at TED Global 2009 in Oxford, please click on the link below!  Also includes performance of 'Emma'. TED talk

Emmanuel Jal interview on Radio Magnetic


Radio Magnetic caught up with Emmanuel Jal at Aye Write! festival at Glasgow’s Mitchell library in March 2009.  Listen to the latest from the warchild-turned-rapper at the link below.
Radio Magnetic

Emmanuel Jal rings closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange!


International Hip Hop Sensation, Author, Documentarian and Activist Emmanuel Jal visits the New York Stock Exchange in celebration of Black History Month.  In honor of the occasion, Jal rings  The Closing Bell. Clip from the NYSE TV

Emmanuel Jal 'War Child' book released today!


'War Child', the inspiring memoir from the former child soldier turned rap star Emmanuel Jal is out today in the US!  Don't miss his remarkable story.  More info below. more info

Emmanuel Jal features in Amnesty International video/song "Price Of Silence"


Emmanuel Jal features in the song and video 'Price Of Silence' - made by Amnesty International to mark the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  Jal is one of the many musicians involved in human rights alongside Kiran Ahluwalia, Aterciopelados, Natacha Atlas, Yerba Buena, Chiwoniso, Angelique Kidjo, Yungchen Lhamo, Stephen Marley, Hugh Masekela, Natalie Merchant, Rachid Taha, Chali 2Na, Julieta Venegas. The song is available now at iTunes.  Proceeds from the sale of the Song benefit Amnesty International’s human rights work around the world. Watch 'Price of Silence' here

Emmanuel Jal presents award at MTV Woodies


Emmanuel Jal joined Moby and various other big music names to present awards at the MTV Woodies ceremony held at the Roseland Ballroom in NYC on 12th November.  He was nominated for a 'Good Woodie' award. Woodies page

Emmanuel Jal is nominated for the mtvU Woodie award!


The video for the single 'Warchild' by Emmanuel Jal has been nominated for the mtvU Woodie award 2008!  Vote for him at the link below.  Thanks for your support! Vote here

Emmanuel Jal in current edition of 'The Source' Hip Hop magazine!


'The Source' Hip Hop magazine currently features Emmanuel Jal in the 'Off The Radar' section.  Check out the article in the link below! The Source Emmanuel Jal

Warchild Documentary screenings in LA


The award winning documentary 'War Child' which chronicles the tragic but ultimately hopeful life of Emmanuel Jal, a former Sudanese child soldier and emerging international rap star will be aired for 1 week only at the Arclight cinema, 6360 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles from Friday 22nd August. more info here

Emmanuel Jal TShirts Now Available


Emmanuel Jal TShirts Now Available Get your hands on them here!

New single from Emmanuel Jal "Emma" - OUT NOW!


New single "Emma" from Emmanuel Jal (the song he performed at the Mandela Birthday concert!!) - out now exclusively on iTunes. buy here on iTunes

Watch Emmanuel's stunning 46664 performance again on IClip


Watch Emmanuel's stunning 46664 performance again on IClip. The entire concert will be streamed again on Wednesday 2nd July and Friday 18th July Watch Here!

Emmanuel Jal Performs 'Emma' from his album "Warchild"


Check out Emmanuel Jal's electrifying performance of "Emma" at Nelson Mandela's birthday celebration at Hyde Park, London. WATCH HERE!

Emmanuel Jal on Andrew Neil's BBC Show


Emmanuel Jal on Andrew Neil's BBC Show talking about the state of Africa and Zimbabwe at this present time. Watch Again Here!

Emmanuel Jal Live on Radio 1Xtra


Listen again to Emmanuel Jal's Radio 1Xtra show! Listen Here

Emmanuel Jal Street Team


Emmanuel Jal is now recruiting Street Teamers Join Here!

Emmanuel Jal - Featured on MySpace


Emmanuel Jal's video for Warchild is featured on the music page of myspace! Check it out here!

Emmanuel Jal - Warchild Video Featured on YouTube


Emmanuel Jal's Warchild video was featured on the front page of YouTube - and is now up to almost 400,000 hits already! Thank you for your support! Watch Warchild Here!

Emmanuel Jal - Video Blog 2


The second Emmanuel Jal Video Blog is now online! Watch It Here!

Emmanuel Jal - Warchild - Out Now!


Emmanuel Jal - Warchild - Out Worldwide now! You can get it on all major download sites and in all major music stores. Order Warchild Online Here

Emmanuel Jal to play at Nelson Mandela's 90th Birthday Celebrations


Emmanuel Jal will be perfoming at Nelson Mandela's 90th Birthday Celebration in Hype Park on the 27th June alonside artists such as Eminem and The Spice Girls Find out more here

Emmanuel Jal talks to NPR Music


Emmanuel Jal talks to NPR Music about his music and his story. Listen Here

Emmanuel Jal - Darfur Radio Project


Emmanuel Jal - Darfur Radio News
Listen to Emmanuel Jal talking on Darfur Radio Project. Listen Here

Emmanuel Jal - Warchild Official Video


Emmanuel Jal - Warchild the Official video is online now! Watch it Here!

Emmanuel Jal on CNN


EMMANUEL JAL feature on CNN. See clips of the brand new video and hear Emmanuel talk about his music. Watch Video Here

Emmanuel Jal - Press Updates


DAILY EXPRESS: The album of the summer - 4/5
Go to the Press Section to read more

Emmanuel Jal and Sway talk about youth crime


Emmanuel Jal and Sway talk about youth crime and how it has affected them Listen Here

EMMANUEL JAL - Exclusive Remix


Emmanuel Jal - Warchild. Exclusive remix coming soon featuring some very special guests. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for this one.

Emmanuel Jal - Behind the Scenes


Behind the scenes footage of Emmanuel Jal's Warchild Video Shoot can be seen in the video section of the Sonic page. Video Page

Emmanuel Jal - MTVU's Turn It Up


Emmanuel Jal - MTVU's Turn It Up!
Turn up the volume on exclusive album leaks from your favorite artists and turn up the pressure on the President and Congress to help end the genocide in Darfur.
Get the "Warchild" exclusive from 6th May 2008. Find out more here!

Emmanuel Jal - Warchild - Get it on ITunes!


Emmanuel Jal - Warchild (Digital Single) Is out now - Get it on ITunes! Buy it from ITunes Here!

Emmanuel Jal - Behind the Scenes at the Warchild Video Shoot


Emmanuel Jal - Behind the Scenes at the Warchild Video Shoot.
See what went on at the filming for the new Emmanuel Jal video Warchild. Single out on ITunes 1st April 08. See pictures here!

Emmanuel Jal on the Andrew Marr Show


Emmanuel Jal on the Andrew Marr Show - Watch Again on BBC I Player Watch Again Here!

Emmanuel Jal on Gabby Logans Radio Show


This morning Emmanuel Jal visited Gabby Logan on her Radio 5 Live show. Listen Again!

Emmanuel Jal Interviews


EMMANUEL JAL will be appearing on the Andrew Marr show this Sunday live from 9am - 10am on BBC1 - don’t miss it!
Then straight after he will be heading over to Gabby Logans show live on Radio 5 for a quick chat. The Andrew Marr Show

Warchild Digital Single Release


WARCHILD the single.
UK Itunes exclusive Tuesday 1st April
General release:
7th April  for UK/Europe/Rest of world
1st April US/Canada

Free Stuff!


You can now get hold of free banners and IM icons from Emmanuel Jals myspace, and a PC Wallpaper on the Sonic360 myspace - pimp your page now!! Emmanuel Jal MySpace Page

Back from Berlin!


Emmanuel Jal and the Sonic team are back from Berlin where they had a very busy and sucessful weekend! The screening of War Child was sold out with many celebrities among the audience. Emmanuel did many interviews; including a shoot for Vanity Fair! More pictures and news coming soon! Emmanuel Jal MySpace

Emmanuel Jal TShirts Now Available


Emmanuel Jal TShirts Now Available from the Sonic 360 store! Get them Here!

Brand New Emmanuel Jal MySpace


Brand new Emmanuel Jal MySpace up now! Take a look here!

Warchild Out May 13th


Emmanuel Jal Warchild out May 13th. Listen to samples now on Emmanuel's myspace page! Emmanuel Jal Page

Emmanuel Jal - War Child Documentary


Emmanuel Jal - War Child Documentary will be aired at this years Berlin Film Festival. Jal will present the film himself. More Information on the Festival

Emmanuel Jal on BBC Asian Network


Emmanuel Jal was live on the BBC Asian Networks Music With A Message with Nihal. Listen again! Listen Again Here!

Sonic 360 on Facebook


Like Sonic 360? You'll love this!
Catch us on Facebook now!! Sonic 360 Facebook

Emmanuel Jal Live@Head+Arm - Footage up now!


Watch exclusive footage of Emmanuel Jal @ the November Head+Arm event! Watch Video Now

Emmanuel Jal featured on VMix


Emmanuel Jal's track Gua is the Editors choice on VMix this week.
He is also currently number 6 in the user voted VMix chart with his track War Child!
See Emmanuels page at:

Tuesday 6th November: Emmanuel Jal live


Emmanuel Jal will be playing live at The Vibe Bar, London - for FREE exclusively for Sonic 360 Head+Arm. head+arm myspace

Win tickets to see Emmanuel Jal Live next Tuesday


Win tickets to see Emmanuel Jal Live next Tuesday.

click here for more information and how to enter

Emmanuel Jal on CNN


Emmanuel Jal talks to CNN about his work raising money for schools in Africa! CNN expects 1 million hits on this story by the end of today! Watch Report Here

CNN Profiles Emannuel Jal


Check out this CNN article about Emmanuel Jal's life as a child-soldier. Read the Article

Emmanuel Jal - Oxjam 07


Exclusive footage of Emmanuel Jal at Oxjam 2007 performing "Force to Sin" Live. Watch Video Now

Sonic360 signs Emmanuel Jal


We are very proud to announce that native African hip hop artist Emmanuel Jal has signed to Sonic360.  Compelling lyrically with memorable choruses and strong beats, Jal's music is a powerful telling of his life story and values, growing up a child soldier in war-torn Sudan.  Debut album 'Warchild' out early 2008!