This live music event was held to celebrate 2nd anniversary of South Sudan independence. It was also a great opportunity for charities like Juba link to raise awareness of their work they do to improve health care and to rise funds to support their recent projects in South Sudan. Emmanuel Jal, musician and former child soldier who received an international acclaim for speaking his message of peace and reconciliation through his writing, public speaking and unique style of hip hop performed alongside DynamQ aka Sudanese Child, a reggae and ruka music star. The audience enjoyed and sang along Roachie aka Clinton A Outten who brought some Bob Marley’s hits.
The event was presented by Inigo Gilmore, a documentarist and film maker while a co-presenter Sieta Majok was interviewing artists (Emmanuel Jal, DJ Dubwise and Dynamq) at the contemporary basement of a retro London hairdresser saloon – Blue Tit. Although we could not stay for a haircut at that time we know these guys can do a really good job. Huge thanks to a manager of the Clapton branch who let us use their amazing space for free. You could visit Blue Tit’s website here.
Performing were great budding artists, to name a few Connie Abbe, a singer, and a spoken word artist, Sanna Arman.