Gordon Koang is one of South Sudan’s biggest pop stars. A household name in his home region and often hailed as ‘the King of Music’, this blind refugee musician is taking the Australian music world by storm. After being award the prestigious Levis Music Prize at BIGSOUND 2019 he has just been nominated for five Music Victoria Awards, including Best Song, Best Solo Artist and Best Breakthrough Act.
Now music lovers can experience his wild blend of traditional Nuer rhythms and African pop beats at Sunday Music. Join Gordon Koang and his band as they spread a message of peace, love and unity – dancefloor style.
Join us at 1:45pm for a special pre-show interview with Gordon and local hip hop artist and community leader Bella Ndayikeze. Born in Burundi, she spent seven years in a refugee camp in Tanzania before arriving in Australia. She is the Youth Programs Coordinator with the Edmund Rice Centre WA and works with young people across a range of platforms.
Sunday Music is FAC’s free weekly live music program. Enjoy the best local and touring bands every weekend in the beautiful setting of FAC’s Front Garden. Bring a rug and picnic to this family friendly event, or enjoy wood fired pizzas and drinks from our bar. Some chairs provided.
Fremantle Arts Centre is situated at Walyalup on Whadjuk Nyoongar Boodjar.
Fremantle Arts Centre is situated at Walyalup on Whadjuk Nyoongar Boodjar. We acknowledge the Whadjuk people as the traditional owners and custodians of these lands and waterways and extend our respect to their Elders, past and present.
We offer our heartfelt gratitude to the Whadjuk community and to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who continue to care for Country and share their knowledge – this generosity and wisdom helps us to understand and navigate Country safely and respectfully.