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Video Of The Day: Asylum Seeker By Gordon Koang

Gordon Koang is a South Sudanese musician who recently dropped a new song titled Asylum Seeker. According to the artist’s YouTube page the song is “a love song and a message of hope and support, praising their [asylum seekers and refugees] courage and asking them to have patience in the long wait for permanent residency status in Australia.”

Gordon himself has had to go through the terrible process of seeking refuge in a strange place and along with his cousin, Paul Biel who also accompanies him in music, he was granted residency in Australia after a 5 year wait.

‘Stand Up / Asylum Seeker’ 12″ out now on Music in Exile and also in the USA via Light in the Attic. http://musicinexile.com.au hi@musicinexile.com.au

Video shot and edited by Dan Kotsimbos in Melbourne, Australia.

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Antonio Sanchez’ New Album Honors Migrants

Percussionist and composer, Antonio Sanchez, perhaps most famous for his solo drum score for ‘Birdman’, has released a new piece of jazz work entitled ‘Lines In The Sand’.

The cover photo depicts the separation wall between the U.S. and Mexico where it dives into the pacific ocean and the album is based on and in honor of the migrants who risk everything for a new chance.

Sanchez has used his voice, or rather his sticks, in protest before, on his 2017 album ‘Bad Hombre‘ which name refers to something 45 once said publicly.

Sanchez’ new album is a stunning whirlwind of percussion, electronics, keyboard and voice, some of which is performed by the multi-instrumentalist.

Check out ‘Lines In The Sand’ below and follow Sanchez on social media where he voices his concerns about the state of both of his countries frequently.

Cover photo is the album cover of ‘Lines In The Sand’ (Cam Jazz, 2018).