Born blind and growing up in what is now South Sudan, Gordon Koang began learning the thom - a four stringed, guitar-like instrument that is the basis for his trademark sound. Affectionately known as the ‘King of Music’ across Africa, the resilient and remarkable Koang now calls Australia home. He makes uplifting, inclusive and positive music that spreads messages of hope and love and effortlessly unites all audiences.
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Music in Exile is a not-for-profit record label and artist services company that champions Australian musicians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, particularly those with lived experience of displacement or diaspora. The organisation is artist-led, working with individual artists to build viable and sustainable career opportunities in the Australian music industry. In doing so, they hope to highlight the invisible barriers that exist for these artists in the industry, and to contribute to an arts sector that truly reflects the myriad voices found in our community.