Gordon Koang hails from the Upper Nile region of what is now South Sudan. Accompanied by his cousin Paul Biel, Gordon performs a blend of traditional Neur rhythms and original compositions in English, Arabic, and his native language, Neur.
After 5 long years Gordon was granted asylum in Australia the country he now calls HOME. His new album UNITY is that story as a beacon of connectivity and love.
100% cotton. Screen printed on AS Colour Parcel Tote in 'natural'. Artwork by Rochelle Oh and Joëlle Thomas for Music in Exile.
Gordon Koang 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. @gordon.koang @music.in.exile