Diversity of Adelaide’s Musicians


  • Motez – from a religious minority in Iraq, his family lived through the Iraqi war after his father fled as a refugee in 2000, arriving in Australia by boat.  Now one of Australia’s most successful EDM artist and producers, who has remixed international superstars including Frank Ocean and Justin Timberlake.

  • Gabriel Akon – aka DyspOra, a musician, producer and poet. When Gabriel was a baby, his family fled war-torn South Sudan and he was raised in refugee camps until arriving in Adelaide in 2004. He now uses music to help make a difference to immigrants in SA, and established Playback 808 an online record label.