Ajak Kwai’s music is inspiring and soulful, representing the depth and richness of her South Sudanese roots. Her performances are filled with vibrant sounds and her distinctive voice has mesmerised audiences nationally and internationally.
Singing in Arabic, Sudanese or English, Ajak conjures a vivid picture of her Dinka heritage. Music is the vehicle for her stories of extraordinary life experiences as a refugee, exiled from her home and her family. Her moving tales of exile, hope, freedom, love, and cows – beloved animals of the Dinka – in turn reflect her optimism and belief in the best of human nature.
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Ajak is represented in Australia by not-for-profit record label - Music in Exile. Music in Exile is a new initiative aimed at creating space for artists working in culturally or linguistically diverse communities in Australia. They hope to use the resources at their disposal to collaborate with artists and share some of their incredible stories. Music in Exile is very much an artist-driven initiative; they aim only to offer their services where it is desired, to listen to artists and collaborate with them in building a trajectory for their careers in Australia. Music in Exile firmly believe in the principle of ‘nothing about us without us’, and undertake their activities accordingly. The Social Studio proudly collaborates with MIE and its artists. @ajakkwai @music.in.exile