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.


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 poets have arrived, the pens are flowing and the vibes are on 💯 #RhodesPoetryRetreat ... See MoreSee Less

1 day ago

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Make sure you eat at panorama taverna good food and cheap souma😊

I wish I was with you all, I'd love to sit, write and walk with a group and you dear Luka. ♡

Tristan Sather maybe next year 🙂

Wonderful 💙🎼💙

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4 days ago


Got that Odysseus beard on the comeback - complete with new yung greys. 🦉 ✌🏽 ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Got that Odysseus beard on the comeback - complete with new yung greys. 🦉 ✌🏽

RIP Mac Miller ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

RIP Mac Miller

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3 weeks ago

I WILL SPEAK ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I will keep speaking
until everything I’ve ever said becomes a myth
until my words are stolen
and mixed
and used as an anonymous crutch
for those who are broken ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
or the tell their children
that they can still weave tapestries
into the eye of the sun
if they want to ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀
I will keep speaking
until my door is flooding with calls
to stand at the front line
and be arrested next to people I do not know
but will treat as my family ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
...even on that day ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I will keep speaking
until my lungs are calcified
placed into jars
and used as book-ends in a foreign library
or my tongue is a paper-weight
on a rich man’s desk ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I will keep speaking
until I’ve learned to make a whisper
feel like a tonne of concrete ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I will keep building these shelters
I will keep framing these war-torn walls ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I will speak phosphorus
I will speak permanence ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I will speak. I will keep speaking. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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3 weeks ago

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Truly sublime.

Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Tristan Sather

This is the most incredible Thing ever!! Erin Flatters you are one talented girl and to do it with Lukas poetry is just a dream 😍

i feel i know the moment of this piece so well. thanks

Zahra Makki oh my god.

Ally McGill ❤️

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Funny how rules can just change 🤷🏽‍♂️

A community in France fought the police and tear gas to stop a refugee from being deported and ... it worked! 💪
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1 month ago

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Power to the people 💪🏽❤️


Joe Carolan

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Happy birthday to my big bro Eliah - the 80s wouldn’t have been the same without you. 🙏🏽❤️ #shortshortsonly ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Happy birthday to my big bro Eliah - the 80s wouldn’t have been the same without you. 🙏🏽❤️ #shortshortsonly

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Sweetest pic xo


As Mexico's newly elected president tries to fight violence and corruption, one small town might have it all figured out. The secret? No politicians.
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2 months ago

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This is powerful 'grass-roots' organisation of a city/town. I love that it grew from the women responding to the destruction of the forests by a bunch of crooks! That's some real motivation. So interesting what they have done and accomplished.

The UN-Peace Keeping forces are titled as such for a reason, they make sure that there is NO Peace on Earth . Politicians are sell outs to their own species who manipulate the perspectives of their coned constituents to appease their real masters who merchandise those whirled thereby .. until we as a species recognize this fact we will continue to believe they are somehow our representatives when in fact they are nothing more than confidence men hired by the Corporations to keep the masses deceived and misdirected.

Wow..These Native Americans are finally fingering things out: politicians are no good!

Wow 🌺


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The Project
It's time for our politicians to be honest about ‘African gangs’.

Written by Waleed Aly and Tom Whitty (@twhittyer)
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2 months ago

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Fear sells the need for institutional control of our lives.. don't buy what the politicians/lying bureaucrats are selling... if we realize how often this tactic is used by controlled media outlets we would begin to see past their intentions.. js

Gemma Lee


Honoured to announce I will be back at Footscray Community Arts Centre in Melbourne for the Footscray & Brooklyn Block Party with my bro Jive Poetic (NYC) and other local guests in a couple of weeks.

It's going down on July 28th at 7pm. See you there, fam.

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Footscray Community Arts Centre
Announcing #MELNYC. Footscray Community Arts Centre is proud to be part of MEL&NYC, a citywide cultural festival celebrating all things Melbourne and New York City from June to August 2018.

Join us for FOOTSCRAY&BROOKLYN BLOCK PARTY. Brooklyn’s DJ Jive Poetic, brings his power, words, wisdom, and energy to Footscray in homage to the Brooklyn block party scene. Jive will be joined by a host of local and interstate artists, coming together in a night of collisions, connections and joy.

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Information coming soon to

ACCA - Australian Centre for Contemporary Art ACMI Arts Centre Melbourne Asia Society Atlas Dining SKbar BLINDSIDE Bus Projects c3 contemporary art space CHUNKY MOVE KINGS Artist-Run Lume Luna Park Melbourne Melbourne Food and Wine Festival @Melbourne International Jazz Festival Melbourne Museum Melbourne Recital Centre Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Melbourne Theatre Company Melbourne Writers Festival Momofuku Ko National Gallery of Victoria Palermo Restaurant Melbourne Richmond Theatre RMIT University San Telmo SEVENTH Gallery STARWARD @The Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas Tipo 00 Trocadero Art Space
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2 months ago

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