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Jonglei jazz band performs for peace and development


January 4, 2013 (BOR) - South Sudan’s next generation of artists, such as the Pigi United Jazz Band, are trying to build a collective national identity and spread peace in the young nation, through the positive messages in the music.

The band plans to perform in Jonglei State capital, Bor on Saturday to promote “comprehensive peace“ across the troubled state, which has suffered from insecurity from inter-communal raids and a localised rebellion since South Sudan’s independence.

On Thursday evening, the jazz band performed at the Garden Resort Hotel in Bor, with most of the songs promoting prosperity, development and peace among Jonglei’s population.

Speaking at a ceremony at Bor Resort on Wednesday, the speaker of the Jonglei State assembly, Peter Chol Wall, said the government is working to restore peace in Pigi County, between the Atar and Khorfulus communities.

“There must be peace among the people of this state. There was long-term conflict among the people of Pigi since 2005, but the government, through [the] Jonglei Legislative Assembly has brought peace to the people there”, he said.

He acknowledged that peace promotion in the state is an important factor in the development of Jonglei.

“We are independent nation, and we cannot develop without peace”, said Wall.


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  • 5 January 2013 08:56, by dinkdong

    Jazz Band for peace in Jonglei? You must be kidding. If the peace treaties and disarmament cannot do a thing, who the hell thinks tribal issues can be solve by stupid western style bands? If you want peace in Jonglei, give Murle all of your cattle.

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    • 5 January 2013 12:28, by nuer food lovers

      mr.Peter Chol Wal u re really a hero,ur stereo music re so courageous to padang community from Biemnom,Panaruu,Pawieny,Ngok lual Yak,Abialang,Agaer,Nyiel,luach&thioi.but the only obstacle is ,we don,t have now leaders after death of Athor &Luba de Dar.Gier is betrayal.

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    • 5 January 2013 12:30, by nuer food lovers

      mr.Peter Chol Wal u re really a hero,ur stereo music re so courageous to padang community from Biemnom,Panaruu,Pawieny,Ngok lual Yak,Abialang,Agaer,Nyiel,luach&thioi.but the only obstacle is ,we don,t have now leaders after death of Athor &Luba de Dar.Gier is betrayal.

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    • 5 January 2013 12:40, by Dinkawarrior

      Where are the pictures of the Jazz Band? It’s too little message with no details on it. Shame on you.

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      • 5 January 2013 12:56, by nuer food lovers

        dinkaworrior distance ur cracked teeth in this padang affiars.padang will one time be free community from torturing,killing,nepotism,joblessness &betrayal by the opportunistic like Gier and Abyei boys.

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        • 6 January 2013 09:26, by Dinkawarrior

          Mr. Nuer Food Lovers!
          Listen carefully here motherfucker! I have no problems with Padang people, what I was trying to say is that; the reporter missing some information. Go back reads exactly what Mr. DengII said, if you understand then I need your motherfucker apology. If you have psych issues or Alcohol withdrawal then you need to get your ass to hospital

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      • 6 January 2013 08:27, by Deng II

        I agreed with your question, but the person who posted an article is left out the good pictures posted on gurtong website, it was Jan,1 20013. I have problem with southern Sudan jounalists, whatever they posted alway lack of enough details.Nowaday, everything you try publicist has to have evidance through pictures or video of it. The person who posted information insulted the communi

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        • 6 January 2013 08:31, by Deng II

          The person who posted this information insulted the community and he/she is a pinhead son of cowards so called Salva Kiir Mayardit.

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          • 6 January 2013 08:38, by Deng II

            How do I know it is true or not? You have to show something so that your audience you try to reach can understand much better. It seem like the guy who responsible hesitate whether to posted or not.

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    • 5 January 2013 18:02, by Hardball

      dingdong, you’re as ridiculous as your name sound. First of all, you need to look good at your own home/state/town/village or whatever country you’re from before you come here and look stupid. If you have nowhere to play this inanity don’t play it here!

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    • 6 January 2013 06:49, by Lotodo Awino Odug

      DingDong,What you said here does make sense brother.My Bor well to do,poors invested their hard earned incomes on cattle with no people to protect and defend them at the byres.the youths are roaming in Bor,Kenya,Uganda and Equatoria.what you failed to mentioned is abduction of kids,if they let cows go,then abductions will still continue.they need to abolish the dowry system before venturing into

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      • 6 January 2013 06:54, by Lotodo Awino Odug

        means of livelihood.these harasments will continue unbated if Bor does not put a stop to it by taking the war to the enemy for a period of four years duration of deaths.

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      • 6 January 2013 07:10, by Lotodo Awino Odug


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  • 5 January 2013 13:22, by master

    you became independed nation to search for peace

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    • 5 January 2013 18:04, by Hardball

      Mrs. Master,
      Are you telling us that Sudan is in peace and harmony with Darfur, Kordofan and Blue-Nile and therefore you’re laughing at South Sudanese because they are in chaos! Are you pretending that everything is fine in Sudan or are you an idiot?

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  • 5 January 2013 21:26, by JohnGarangFreedom

    I wish my people of Pigi County a very prosper times upon new year. Good Job Jazz Band Teams.

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