Music in Exile presents the long-awaited debut EP, ‘AUSTRALIEN’
Born in time of desperation in South Sudan, as his father fought in the civil war and his mother struggled to bring his family to safety, Akon spent his first years in a refugee camp before finally resettling in Adelaide. “I became a man in a land that isn’t my own - but I’ve learnt to embrace that”.
A self made social entrepreneur, when he isn’t running community workshops for youth in the far reaches of Adelaide’s outer suburbs, or advocating to build recording studios in refugee camps, Akon runs his own Playback 808 label, a home for African youth on the forefront of Adelaide’s music scene.
“It’s about wanting to belong, but still feeling alienated.” This is the way Adelaide’s self-made sonic activist Gabriel Erjok Akon, a.k.a DyspOra, describes his experience as an Australian.
All songs written and performed by Gabriel Akon.