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Gordon Koang


Gordon Koang is a Nuer speaker and musician hailing from the Upper Nile region of what is now South Sudan. Accompanied by his cousin Paul Biel, Gordon performs a blend of traditional Nuer rhythms and original compositions in English, Arabic, and his native language, Nuer. 

Having recently arrived in Australia seeking refuge from a country torn by civil war, Gordon and Paul are hoping to raise funds and awareness in an attempt to rejoin the rest of their family and settle safely in Australia. Musicians of a world-class standard, Gordon and Paul have previously toured throughout Europe and North America, performing to sell-out crowds. In August 2019, Gordon and Paul’s Australian permanent residency was approved which will allow them to once again travel and perform around the world. 

2019 was an incredible year for Gordon Koang, seeing sold out Australian shows, performances at Meredith and Strawberry Fields, as well as taking out the Levi’s Music Prize at BIGSOUND!

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