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Gordon Koang and the Music in Exile Label Give Voice to Asylum Seekers

Gordon Koang

Photos by Michael Rees-Lightfoot

In person, Gordon Koang cuts a striking figure. He’s over six-feet tall, and his forehead bears six rows of scars marking the transition from childhood to adulthood that are traditional for men of the Neur tribe of South Sudan. Blind since birth, his eyes are hidden behind chunky, wraparound sunglasses. His smile is luminous, and he’s rarely without it.

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