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Monorail Music continues to follow Scottish Government advice with regard to Covid-19. We're delighted to announce our re-opening from Monday 26 April at 11am. We will have reduced capacity with social distancing and ask that customers wear masks while in the shop. However, browsing is possible.

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Gordon Koang


Music In Exile

Released: 15th January 2021

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Gordon Koang is a Nuer musician, hailing from the banks of the River Nile in what is now South Sudan. Born blind, he began playing music on the streets of Juba as a young man though has now become a grassroots hero, the voice of the Nuer people, a prominent figure in the fight for cultural independence in South Sudan, affectionately known as the ‘King of Music.’ Unity is, remarkably, Gordon’s eleventh full-length album, and his first since coming to Australia. It is his only recorded output in the painstakingly long six years of living as an asylum seeker, and the album was completed just weeks before Gordon was awarded his permanent residency.

In late 2019, Gordon began a series of collaborations with musicians from around Australia, in search of a new sound that would be suited to his adopted home. He now proudly calls himself an ‘Australian’, a term which so many from around the world have come to know as their own. Through his recordings, Gordon hopes to reach as many new listeners as he can around the world. He wants
everyone to hear his message - on the radio, in clubs, at festivals, on the street. And what is this message? Unity. Peace between all
people of the world, regardless of religion or cultural differences. A painfully first-hand experience of what these rifts can create
between people has led Gordon to devote his life, and his music, to a simple message of peace, love and unity. Love each other, and
love yourself. It’s not so hard! “This album is about uniting people together. If the world unites itself, no one will say “I am alone.” -
Gordon Koang