24 April 2019

luka lesson at nineteen at the star


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Join Australian poet and rapper, Luka Lesson, for an intimate performance during Bleach* 2019.  An evening of spoken word by the gorgeous bar, Nineteen at the Star. Inspired by his Greek heritage Luka’s powerful and poignant poetry will fire up your hearts and imaginations, while you take in the stunning city views.

About Luka Lesson
Luka Lesson is an Australian born poet and rap artist of Greek heritage. Luka’s work engages with the mythology of his family homeland, fiercely political opinions on Australian society and the introspective reflections on his personal life. An author of two independently published collections, as well as two full-length recorded albums, Luka has been commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria, had poems published in a number of international anthologies, and toured with the likes of Dr Cornell West (USA), Nahko & Medicine for the People (USA), Akala (UK) & Shane Koyczan (Canada). Most recently Luka was commissioned to write a new concerto entitled ‘Macquarie’, with composer Gordon Hamilton for The Queensland Symphony Orchestra. In 2017, Luka established his very own annual poetry retreat program in his grandfather’s village on the Greek island of Rhodes. Over the course of his career, Luka has always used education programs as a form of activism and social change in schools and universities worldwide, his poem ‘May Your Pen Grace The Page’ will appear on the NSW Australian high school English curriculum from 2019-2024.

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