Gabriel Akon

Hip hop artist

Known professionally as DyspOra, Gabriel is a South Sudanese-born Australian hip hop artist, poet and activist.

He is the founder of the music collective and independent record label Playback 808, and released the 8-track EP, The AustrAlien, in partnership with the not-for-profit organisation Music in Exile in April 2020, after a series of singles and shorter collaborations.

He calls his brand of hip hop "Sonic Activism", as he uses his music as a tool to influence social change.

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