Three of the following videos are for your entertainment.  The last, an interview with a 15 year old boy from the Sudan, sold into slavery, is something you may not want to hear, but is something more of us need to hear.

1) The beautiful voice of Aaron Neville – Song of Bernadette

2) The King demonstrating why he was called that.

Elvis  – Steamroller Blues

3) From a 1981 live performance by Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells

4) Interview by the Online Guardian Newpaper with Deng, a 15-year-old from Southern Sudan, who recounts being forced into slavery,  joining the army to seek redress for the injustice against him, then coming back home where he is the primary provider for his family. 

When I was 15 I got upset if my father wouldn’t buy the latest record I wanted.  In places like the Sudan you become a man when you are 15, or younger, otherwise you die.

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