Luka Lesson

Luka Lesson

Luke Haralampou, aka Luka Lesson, is a spoken word and Hip-hop artist of Greek heritage from Australia. Over the past four years Luka has released two full length albums (Please Resist Me, 2012 + EXIT, 2014) one Greek + English language EP (Πέρασμα|Passage, 2013), and a powerful collection of poetry entitled ‘The Future Ancients’ (2013).

With four years of international touring, 14 Writers’ Festivals, 8 years of workshop experience and almost ten years of writing under his belt, Luka has written commissions and performed for the likes of The Nuyorican Poets’ Cafe (NYC), The National Gallery of Victoria (AUS), Trinity International Hip-hop Festival (USA), Greece’s pioneer Hip-hop group ‘Active Member’, South Africa’s ‘OneBlood Festival’ and China’s most celebrated living poet Xi Chuan in Beijing. He is also the Australian Poetry Slam Champion of 2011 and Melbourne Overload Poetry Festival Slam Champion of 2010.

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Academically Luka holds a first-class honours degree from Monash University and has taught side-by-side with Indigenous educators and staff at the Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies. He has co-ordinated and spoken at symposia relating to cross-cultural awareness and recently completed a Masters of Sound Design (Poetry Performance) through the Victorian College of the Arts. As a workshop facilitator Luka has assisted thousands of people worldwide to write and perform their work, many for the first time

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The #LivingArtefact Tour kicks off this Friday with Kahl Wallis and will include a series of open writing and performance workshops in seven cities across the country.
These will be my first and last workshops that are open to the public in these centres for 2017. Register via www.lukalesson.com.au

Show + Workshop dates:

Gold Coast Aug 25th
Brisbane (QPF) Aug 26th
Sunshine Coast Aug 31st
Sunshine Coast WORKSHOP Sept 3
Adelaide Sept 8th
Adelaide WORKSHOP Sept 8th
Geelong Sept 9th
Melbourne Sept 10th
Melbourne WORKSHOP Sept 10th
Townsville Sept 22nd
Townsville WORKSHOP Sept 23rd
Darwin Sept 24th
Maningrida Sept 28th
Mullumbimby October 7th
Lismore WORKSHOP October 7th
Toowoomba Oct 8th
Toowoomba WORKSHOP Oct 9th
Wollongong Oct 12th
Sydney Oct 13th
Canberra Oct 14th
Sydney WORKSHOP Oct 17th

#LivingArtefactTour
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The #LivingArtefact Tour kicks off this Friday with Kahl Wallis and will include a series of open writing and performance workshops in seven cities across the country. 
These will be my first and last workshops that are open to the public in these centres for 2017. Register via www.lukalesson.com.au 

Show + Workshop dates: 

Gold Coast Aug 25th
Brisbane (QPF) Aug 26th
Sunshine Coast Aug 31st
Sunshine Coast WORKSHOP Sept 3
Adelaide Sept 8th
Adelaide WORKSHOP Sept 8th
Geelong Sept 9th
Melbourne Sept 10th
Melbourne WORKSHOP Sept 10th
Townsville Sept 22nd
Townsville WORKSHOP Sept 23rd
Darwin Sept 24th
Maningrida Sept 28th
Mullumbimby October 7th
Lismore WORKSHOP October 7th
Toowoomba Oct 8th
Toowoomba WORKSHOP Oct 9th 
Wollongong Oct 12th
Sydney Oct 13th
Canberra Oct 14th
Sydney WORKSHOP Oct 17th 

#LivingArtefactTour

The Living Artefact Tour kicks off this weekend with the brother Kahl Wallis. We are touring all across the country... Check www.lukalesson.com.au for tickets and details. #LivingArtefact 🏛🖤

P.S. Apologies Cairns!! Venues didn't come through and we had to change plans, next time!!
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So bummed u couldn't make it to cairns- got a little fella I would love u to meet xoxo

Hoping to get to one of the shows fellas, be good to see you both in action!

Hope to c u this Sat bruv

Have to consider coming to the country and rocking Albury/Wodonga man, love your music and keep up the awesome work 🙂

WA Luka, WA

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No matter where I find a desk or inspiration
The blank page still has the same furnishings
They say I travel too much
Move too much
Know no boundaries
I say I've grown from the detachment
Fearlessness & Focus
In my art is where I find solace
In the challenges
the triumphs
the heat
the hell
the self-reflection
the deep waters
Of the craft itself, within itself
Navigate this, and the world gets smaller.
Traverse this internal landscape,
And the globe becomes a village
🌏📝☝🏽

📷 Brigit Clarke
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No matter where I find a desk or inspiration
The blank page still has the same furnishings 
They say I travel too much
Move too much 
Know no boundaries
I say Ive grown from the detachment 
Fearlessness & Focus 
In my art is where I find solace 
In the challenges
the triumphs 
the heat
the hell 
the self-reflection 
the deep waters 
Of the craft itself, within itself 
Navigate this, and the world gets smaller. 
Traverse this internal landscape,
And the globe becomes a village
🌏📝☝🏽

📷 Brigit Clarke

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Beautiful!

Fine

Congratulations to the brother Birdz and the Bad Apples Music family on release of the powerful LP 'Train of Thought'. Solid work all around. Get on it! 🍎🦅👊🏽 ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to the brother Birdz and the Bad Apples Music family on release of the powerful LP Train of Thought. Solid work all around. Get on it! 🍎🦅👊🏽

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awesome - it's on my wish list - looking forward to the gig at NightQuarter this week!!

that would be nice to go and fun and love what you do and and love all the poetry that you do and i love all poetry and i wish i could go and i would love to do poetry hope u have a weekend and a good one

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Expressions of interest are now open for the 2018 #RhodesPoetryRetreat from September 23-29 next year.

This time we've decided to include an extra day for a guided mountain walk and a Greek cooking class, because poets deserve nice things 👌🏽

As usual, two supported positions are also available and will be decided before the end of this year.

More details on how to register available from the website: www.rhodespoetryretreat.com

Much love. 📝🏛🌊
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Expressions of interest are now open for the 2018 #RhodesPoetryRetreat from September 23-29 next year. 

This time weve decided to include an extra day for a guided mountain walk and a Greek cooking class, because poets deserve nice things 👌🏽

As usual, two supported positions are also available and will be decided before the end of this year. 

More details on how to register available from the website: www.rhodespoetryretreat.com 

Much love. 📝🏛🌊

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Wow it would be nice to go

Jed Wilson - show Josh

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Hi Luke, power speak! Sharing the words of wisdom. I'm in Melbourne this Sat - Tue if you are up for a hand shake ..

Respect... love and peace ❤

Thank you so much for coming to our school. I witnessed this handshake, as well as the influence you had on our boys both during and after your workshop. Thank you for this and for being a beautiful person. They say: keep fighting the good fight. I say: keep loving the good love. ❤️🙏

What she did as an MP as and as a human being is disgraceful and disrespectful...

Well articulated, as always. Thank you for being one of the many who genuinely care. ♥️

Yep exactly....she's so embarrassing.

Wise words from your Granma

Good on ya bro

👏🏿👏🏼👏🏾👏🏻👏👏🏽

Hi Luke, what's happening? Love what you do!

Spot on!!

Because so many are led by politicized hate that they are bombarded with daily they have lost their way and been led into Hate based Thinking.. this is how our species is perpetually pitted against one another by those who control us thereby .. we can overcome these "mind sets" placed in us by institutional indoctrination by simply reaching out to one another across all these fictional "borders" to realize that we are all very much the same or we can continue to allow the vehicle of media manipulation to form our "thoughts" and divide us as a race/species thereby .. our call after all.. Thanks for all ya doin to help the "whirled" realize that they have been Spun by less than sentient Beings Luka Lesson.. you are a Godsend son ...<3

Thank you Luka

XXX LoveLightSmiles X

A great speech my friend

She is just like Donald Trump

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Dates and details for the 2018 #RhodesPoetryRetreat will be released in the next 48hrs.

Expressions of interest will also be open via the website www.rhodespoetryretreat.com

📝🏛🌊

📷Emory Hall
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Dates and details for the 2018 #RhodesPoetryRetreat will be released in the next 48hrs. 

Expressions of interest will also be open via the website www.rhodespoetryretreat.com

 📝🏛🌊

📷Emory Hall

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Home time - Thank you Edinburgh. 🙏🏽✈️

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looking weary!

u nutz luka

In about an hour in Edinburgh I'll be reading a story written by an imprisoned writer at an Amnesty International event at the biggest writers festival in the world.

Never take your freedom for granted.
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Αχ Ελλάδα.

What a trip... appreciation and love for all the inspiration and good vibes. Greece: a multi-layered place that is so often problematic when I visit, turned out to be truly powerful and empowering this time around.

Mainly because I chose to come at it differently, with less expectation and more of a sense of straight learning.

The inferiority complexes of the Diaspora returning must be shaken off immediately - this also served me well this time, to feel like my voice is legitimate here.

Fuck we had some good times and we learned so much. 🏛📝🌊

Until next year. 🙏🏽

📷 Emory Hall
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Αχ Ελλάδα. 

What a trip... appreciation and love for all the inspiration and good vibes. Greece: a multi-layered place that is so often problematic when I visit, turned out to be truly powerful and empowering this time around. 

Mainly because I chose to come at it differently, with less expectation and more of a sense of straight learning. 

The inferiority complexes of the Diaspora returning must be shaken off immediately - this also served me well this time, to feel like my voice is legitimate here. 

Fuck we had some good times and we learned so much. 🏛📝🌊

Until next year. 🙏🏽

📷 Emory Hall
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