July 14, 2021 — A world-renowned hip-hop artist, actor, peace ambassador, inspiring public speaker and philanthropist, Emmanuel Jal, is expected to pull a huge crowd again to Thornton Park, Vancouver down town, this weekend July 17-18, 2021.
Jal, a former child soldier who currently lives in Toronto, Canada, confirmed to Nyamilepedia this afternoon that he will come to perform at the African Descent Festival on Sunday July 18, 2021 at 1166 Main street, Thornton Park. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The acclaimed recording artist is not a visitor to Vancouver, he has performed at the same venue for the African Descent Festival in July 2018 and also performed in other parts of British Columbia including in Victoria, Delta and West Vancouver where he drew thousands of Canadians who love dancing to his well-blended genre.
His genre is composed mainly of Afro-beat, Worldbeat, International, Rap, East African, African Traditions, Pop-Rap, Political Rap and Sudanese-Afro music.
Emmanuel has recorded at least six award nominated studio albums that include Naath, The Key, Gua, Ceasefire, Warchild and See Me Mama.
He has also collaborated and performed alongside artists such as Alicia Keys, Peter Gabriel, Nelly Furtado, Lauryn Hill, Xavier Rudd, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Joss Stone, Ed Sheeran, Nile Rodgers, among others.
The 7th Annual African Descent Festival will feature many African descent artists that include Emmanuel Jal, Mr. Fantastik, Jully Black, Alpha Ayaya Diallo, Okavango Orchestra, Mazacote, Ester and Ezekiel.
Held annually, the African Descent Festival (“ADF”) is a leading arts and cultural festival for people of African Descent and one of the major African Descent festivals across Canada promoting arts, culture and heritage.
The festival takes place every year on the third weekend of July at Thornton Park 1166 Main Street in the heart of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and it is attended by a mixed crowd of Canadians.