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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REEEEWWIINNNNDDDD!

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.

More info:
footscrayarts.com/event/one-night-stanza-mel-nyc/

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.

More information: bit.ly/2k1MbBD

Information coming soon to footscrayarts.com
BOOKINGS AVAILABLE FROM 4 JUNE.

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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Lucy Zelic and Craig Foster's emotional explanation of the importance of correct pronunciation and Les Murray's legacy. ♥⚽🇦🇺🏆
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Alex Monteiro

There is just one place left for this year’s Rhodes Poetry Retreat and I can’t tell you what that means to me.

If you want that spot, head to www.rhodespoetryretreat.com 🙏🏽

I can’t wait to be back in the village.

📸 Emory Hall
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4 weeks ago

There is just one place left for this year’s Rhodes Poetry Retreat and I can’t tell you what that means to me.

If you want that spot, head to www.rhodespoetryretreat.com 🙏🏽 

I can’t wait to be back in the village.

📸 Emory Hall

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4 weeks ago

Pretty blown away to announce that two of my poems: ‘The Confluence’ & ‘The Poet’s Quote’ have found their way into this South African poetry text book ‘Voices Of The Land’, edited by Brian Walter from Port Elizabeth.

Much love to all the poets and great humans I met during my tour to SA in 2014... Respect.

I hope to get back there soon.
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1 month ago

Pretty blown away to announce that two of my poems: ‘The Confluence’ & ‘The Poet’s Quote’ have found their way into this South African poetry text book ‘Voices Of The Land’, edited by Brian Walter from Port Elizabeth.

Much love to all the poets and great humans I met during my tour to SA in 2014... Respect.

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"About time this country woke up." NITV's Danny Teece-Johnson says a treaty with Indigenous Australians would make our country a better place.
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Looking forward to being back in the Hellenic homeland later in the year. These pics were taken back on a tour I did in 2013. I have ‘grown’ a lot since then... much love to the lowbap/Greek rap crews and fans I met along the way.

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Looking forward to being back in the Hellenic homeland later in the year. These pics were taken back on a tour I did in 2013. I have ‘grown’ a lot since then... much love to the lowbap/Greek rap crews and fans I met along the way.

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The hip hop I love always spoke for the forgotten ✊ we are waiting you for another live !! Christos Low Bap

Only one month to go before we finalise our poets for this year's retreat. We have 3 spots left - and a special guest facilitator announcement coming soon! Express your interest via www.rhodespoetryretreat.com ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

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Oh how I'd love to be there...one day...

Must say that this looks like a wonderful initiative - well done Luka!

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If you just read one book on depression let it be this man Johann Hari's book 'Lost Connections'.

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Everything you know about depression could be wrong
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I'm not a fan of organic vs social/trauma etc as opposing causes of depression. .I think it's both..usually trauma/deprivation impacts the physiology especially when it's chronic..chronic complex trauma leads to a sorts of psychological impairment ..some of which might need to be treated with medication ..so many people are afraid of meds and stagger on through life thinking they can be fixed with just therapy or exercise or meditation etc..the brain is an organ ..we are only here for a short time and some of the things that trigger depression/anxiety will not be resolved in our lifetime. And if you need to take meds to fight the good fight, there's no shame in that.

I think this is a BRILLIANT book un-put-downable.

Very important.

Adam Jyder

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So. Poetic.

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Stray deer in the church of Eglise Saint-Eustache, France.
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Dominique look what just reappeared in my newsfeed

How beautiful.

Carmel McCrow

Margaret McDonnell

Rachel

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