More than 12 years ago I met a young South Sudanese refugee called Apa Manyang. We grew up in the suburbs of Newcastle and it was in his backyard in 2010 when I took the first photo for my project Stories of the South. You can see a full edit of the work here on my website.
Since finishing school Apa has focused pretty intensely on his music. Spending time with creative mentors as well as studying at some of Australia’s industry leading institutes and now he is out there producing some exciting stuff. Below are some examples and I suggest you follow him on soundcloud to keep connected with what he does next. I am sure it will be exciting!