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Luka Lesson Biography

Luka Lesson, poet & rap artist of Greek heritage from the land of oz, has been labelled  “a sonic literary genius” by New York poet Taylor Mali.

Australian Poetry Slam Champion, Melbourne Poetry Slam Champion, life champion, Luka has charisma, style, consciousness, and unparalleled impact - he is a word master and vibe starter in any room he enters.

Luka has just re-energised / modernised / reinterpreted the Ancient Greek epic: "The Odyssey" in his new show "Odysseus Live" with help from an orchestra, choir and Sydney Conservatorium composer James Humberstone.

"Odysseus Live is the BEST SHOW I've ever seen. HANDS DOWN, BAR NONE - NO CONTEST. It changed me on a cellular, spiritual frequency I can't even explain." - Amber Wilcox, fan.

From Melbourne to Hong Kong, South Africa to the Bronx, Luka has taken his art form to the world. From supports with Dr Cornel West to Jean Grae.. From gracing the famous Nuyorican Poets Cafe in NYC to rocking the stage at Byron Bay's East Coast Blues and Roots festival. His limitless approach breathes new life into the WORD.

 

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"Luka is a genuine artist of high quality whose poetry is powerful and poignant. I salute his prophetic witness!" - Dr Cornel West

"Luka Lesson is one of those people who changes the weather; who by his very presence makes the landscape seem more possible, more holy, more livable. I don’t know where he came from or how he got to be so magic. What I do know is that I am better for having experienced him. A better writer. A wider girl. More true of heart. Words make worlds. Luka knows this. His mouth is a creation story…and we are all better for it."

- Dominique Christina, National Poetry Slam Champion and two-time Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion (USA).

"Luka is the kind of poet other poets want to be. Other poets want to be honest."

- Shane Koyczan, Candian Poetry Slam Champion and performer of  TED talk “To This Day”.

"I’m not really into hip hop—I’m too old, I guess—but Luka Lesson is a sonic literary genius, and THAT is what I love. So if he is hip hop, then I guess I love hip hop after all."

- Taylor Mali, 4-time National Poetry Slam Champion and former president of Poetry Slam, Inc. (USA).

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Academically

Luke Haralampou aka Luka Lesson, holds an undergraduate degree from The University of Queensland, a first-class honours degree from Monash University in Indigenous Studies, and a Masters of Sound Design (Poetry Performance) through the Victorian College of the Arts.

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CONTACTS

Representative | Vyvienne Abla | Australia | vyvienne@vyvaentertainment.com

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Luka Lesson - Antidote

Luka Lesson - Bones