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World Music Star Emmanuel Jal Featured at Global Forum for Media Development

Bridging a Faith Divide

Shining light on terror of darkness

In The Highlands By and By

The Smartest Kid in Class



World Music Star Emmanuel Jal Featured at Global Forum for Media Development
Jal is a young rapper from southern Sudan, who for five years was involved in the bloody
civil war in Sudan. He was adopted by British aid worker Emma McCune at the age of 11, and taken to Nairobi, Kenya, where he got the chance to change his life and get an education.
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Bridging a Faith Divide
By Tom Carter, The Washington Times

Mr. Pearl says "I have not forgiven [what they did to my son]. I am not going to forgive. I am dialoguing as a soldier. Dialogue is my weapon. ... I am fighting the hatred that took Danny's life. We don't have armies, but we have the good will of millions, the coalition of the decent."
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Shining light on terror of darkness MUSIC REVIEW - Los Angeles Times - Daniel Variations
"Daniel Variations" is compelling, lofty, universal and very powerful.

The second movement is remarkable. "My name is Daniel Pearl" is the text. These are the reporter's last words, but they also take us back to the biblical Daniel. Here Reich creates the chilling sense of ritual by repeating the words over and over in long tones, hesitating each time after "Daniel."
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In The Highlands By and By
By Charles Williams

I started a family tradition in the early 80s when I was in music school and too poor to afford a Christmas gift for my mom, who was also a musician. So instead, I would compose holiday themed song, manipulate other musicians to sing and play on my recording, and then give it to my mom. I did this yearly until her death in 1996 from breast cancer. This particular song was one of her and my favorites.
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The Smartest Kid in Class
By Hollye Dexter, author

It’s always a perfectly ordinary day when fate delivers its most crushing blows, and that’s exactly the way it was that sunny, January morning. I was walking into the supermarket with my husband Troy, drinking a cup of coffee, when I picked up the L.A. Times, and saw him on the front page. My stomach lurched.
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