King Kadu is originally from Mer (Murray Island) in the Torres Strait, and is a prominent Australian Indigenous musician who is now based in Melbourne. 

Kadu’s music blends and overflows with different musical genres ranging from traditional Merian chants to island reggae and funky rhythms. His family, ancestors and the recent history of the Torres Strait inspire his performance and tell untold stories of the past.

His performance is a journey of song and dance that documents Meryam international kinship ties and includes working songs of the pearling and fishing industries. And those stories and songs continue today – creating snapshots of contemporary Australian Murray Islander life.