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A self-made “Sonic Activist”, Gabriel Erjok Majer Akon alias DyspOra is an award-winning artist, poet, and the creator of the music collective and indie record label Playback 808 Kingdom.

The Australian-based hip hop musician and poetic nomad, born in South Sudan in 1994, is renowned for his tremendous vocals, flexibility, and spectacular lyrical ability.

He refers to his style of hip hop as “Sonic Activism,” since he utilizes music to impact progressive reform. The sonic foundations of DyspOra may be traced back to many cultural soundscapes across the world, including East Africa and South Australia.

He credits Bob Marley and Fela Kuti’s music and leadership as sources of inspiration, claiming that if he hadn’t listened to them, he would have pursued a legal or medical profession.

DyspOra earned the 2018 Governors Multicultural Award and was awarded the best male performer at the 2017 South Australian music awards. Clipsal 500, Groovin The Moo, Miss Africa, UNITY, Sanaa, and Listen Out Festival are just a few of the events and festivals where he’s played. 

Skepta, Billie Eilish, Aminé, Skrillex, Hilltop Hoods, Seth Sentry, Coolio, Duckwrth, DJ Yella, Horrorshow, Paul Kelly, Thundamentals, and Kerser are just a few of the local and international artists with whom he has shared the stage.




RoTation is perhaps one of Sudan's most diverse rappers. His saucy delivery and lyrical approach have also earned him a unique spot in the hearts of his contemporaries. Rapper, songwriter, and producer roTation can effortlessly go from fast spitting to...


In order to produce music that is full of mesmerizing instrumentals and somber simplicity, Congolese musician DESIIRE, who is based in Toronto, provides a distinctive combination of R&B, Afro, Electronic, and Hip-Hop. Inspired by pioneering African artists like Papa Wemba,...
M.I Blue

M.I. Blue

The alternative-soul singer and composer M.I. Blue is among the most multifaceted performers you will encounter. The female Eritrean artist embodies the spirit, sound, and culture of Toronto's burgeoning music industry. Her own East African heritage as well as jazz...


Kususa is a South African electronic dance duo consisting of Joshua Sihle Sokweba (Kunzima Theology) and Mncedi Tshicila (Samurai Yasusa). The band's name, "Kususa," is a combination of the members' stage names as well as a term that, when loosely...
Joya Mooi

Joya Mooi

South African and Dutch songbird Joya Mooi's name seems destined for a life of happiness and beauty wrapped in her mesmerizing vocals. She is gifted with unadulterated penmanship, a seductive vocal range, and a burning desire to transform the memories,...
Dua Saleh

Dua Saleh

The Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter and rapper of Sudanese descent, Dua Saleh, is renowned for her captivating bravado and menacing gloom. She has transformed her prior solemnity into swaggering confidence. It would be easy to call Dua Saleh a natural. Her songs...
Deena Abdelwahed

Deena Abdelwahed

Tunisian vocalist Deena Abdelwahed earned her stripes on the Tunisian scene and as part of the Arabstazy collective and is noted for her hybridized DJ sets. Deena was born in the Qatari city of Doha in 1989, and her incredible...


Coming from Arlington, Virginia, and born to Sudanese parents, Gihad, known as G-SALIH, has always been thoughtful with his bars. His distinctive style draws the listener's attention right away, and his powerful lyricism empowers them to sink into the lessons...


Amaal comes through as a singer-songwriter of Somali-Canadian descent, crafting mellifluous R&B that spans the spectrum of human experience. She is presently one of North America's most fascinating Somali R&B singers. Amaal started her incredible trip in the war-torn city...


Nya, a Canadian singer with a home base in Ghana, is incredibly adept at reaching her audience's deepest emotional points. Her fiery attitude and musical flexibility stand out among her best qualities. These characteristics are mostly responsible for, if not...

Australien – 2020


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