July 18, 2021 — South Sudanese born-Canada based HipHop artist, songwriter, dancer and rapper Koang Deng professionally known as K-Denk will feature today at the African Descent Festival in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The recording artist, who is best known for winning “Best HipHop Collaboration” and “HipHop Artist of the year” award at East Africa Kisima Music Awards in 2011 and for being nominated to South Sudan Music Awards in “Best International Act & Best Video of the Video “Jouza” in various categories, will perform today at the Thornton Park, Vancouver, alongside world renowned artist Emmanuel Jal, Kara Kata band, Mr. Fantastik, Alpha Yaya Diallo, among others.
K-Denk, who was born in Renk town in Upper Nile State of South Sudan, started his music career in 2004 in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya but suddenly rose to become a peace ambassador for the United Nations where he became a voice of peace through the “outreach programme” for the world body in the refugees camps across Eastern Africa.
The South Sudanese-Canadian artist made his first breakthrough in 2010 when he represented South Sudan in East Africa at the Tusker Project Fame and since then K-Denk went on tours in Africa but later made it to world stages in Australia and North America.
He performed in Surrey, British Columbia, for his local South Sudanese community in 2019 as part of his Canadian tour but this time round, K-Denk will perform on a larger stage at Vancouver downtown alongside renowned artists and bands as he hopes to rejuvenate his music career in Canada.