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

Please LIKE Luka Lesson’s FB Page
Send Luka Lesson a Message

Facebook Page Posts


Also important reading. ... See MoreSee Less

1 day ago

Also important reading.

Comment on Facebook

Grace Corbiau

Yup, the people I have known who vote for these people seem to only care that no one even thinks of taking their stuff - whether it be "their" taxes, "their" land, or "their" businesses.

I haven’t been able to stop thinking about this exact sentiment for a couple of years now.

Well to be fair, liberals win with the same strategy of no policy only hateful bullshit so it doesn’t surprise me some amount of people voted one nation. It’s sad to say but appealing to the emotions of the public currently has more impact than any real governmental strategy, policy or planning 😞

Yeah what fucking bullshit ...do you even know ANY Australians ya dumb cunt

OH MY GOD ACTUALLY THOUGH.

I think a lot of it has to do with the African crime, and it is there, I personally have had 2 family members attacked, and one who witnessed an attack at a train station, two of my sons friends have also been targeted. In all attacks it was very brazen daylight attacks with little to no worry about consequences, the station attack the 10 or so men involved sat down as if nothing had happened, even though my family member took the injured man to a nearby shop to call police. My family members in other attack were made to yell out racist slur about themselves being white bitches... I have no problem with people coming here, but don't bring your crap with you. The legal system in this country also leaves a lot to be desired at the moment

+ View previous comments

Salute, sis.

ABC The Drum
“There is a very clear narrative that has weaponised racism.” Sara Saleh says politicians like Scott Morrison, Tony Abbott and Peter Dutton have “emboldened Neo-Nazis and white supremacists” and therefore “have blood on their hands”
... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Sending love and support to my Muslim friends, brothers and sisters. Crying for what this world is becoming and has become. Praying for the strength and knowledge to be an ally and to continue on the path with a focus on unity and love. Donated to the link below, if you can, do the same. Peace to Aotearoa.

www.launchgood.com/project/support_for_the_families__victims_of_the_new_zealand_mosque_shootings
... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Sending love and support to my Muslim friends, brothers and sisters. Crying for what this world is becoming and has become. Praying for the strength and knowledge to be an ally and to continue on the path with a focus on unity and love. Donated to the link below, if you can, do the same. Peace to Aotearoa. 

https://www.launchgood.com/project/support_for_the_families__victims_of_the_new_zealand_mosque_shootings

Good vibes only...
aka Tropical shirts only. 🐒🌴
... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

Good vibes only... 
aka Tropical shirts only. 🐒🌴

It could be the samba, could be the funky diet of Papaya I’m on, but two weeks in Brasil have left me feeling thankful.
Or it could be that I get to enter this country welcomed by family, not tourist traps 🤷🏽‍♂️ maybe.
Staying offline as much as possible has taught me a lot these last two weeks though...
A lot about my own anxiety and how social media builds it and feeds off it, about actual news vs hyped up shit designed to ignite my rage and (online only) action, and about family and friends and how deep relationships can be when not set to a clock, or measured by algorithms.
For me, right now, nothing comes close to the analog - maybe that’s just because I’ve overdosed on the digital. What would I rather do, kick it with my homie on the balcony, watching the musicians roll by or answer Facebook messages? Ew.
That said, you’re all great humans and our connections are real I’m not at all reducing just how powerful this medium can be. It’s just not that healthy. It’s not that nourishing. It’s not that thing we all crave, it’s not on here. Whatever it is.
And in that sense, I’m gonna go write another line of poetry, because getting down one line a day or more is better than a hundred posts.
I’m just trying to build my own balance.
Do yourself a favour and find yours.
... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

It could be the samba, could be the funky diet of Papaya I’m on, but two weeks in Brasil have left me feeling thankful. 
Or it could be that I get to enter this country welcomed by family, not tourist traps 🤷🏽‍♂️ maybe. 
Staying offline as much as possible has taught me a lot these last two weeks though...
A lot about my own anxiety and how social media builds it and feeds off it, about actual news vs  hyped up shit designed to ignite my rage and (online only) action, and about family and friends and how deep relationships can be when not set to a clock, or measured by algorithms.
For me, right now, nothing comes close to the analog - maybe that’s just because I’ve overdosed on the digital. What would I rather do, kick it with my homie on the balcony, watching the musicians roll by or answer Facebook messages? Ew. 
That said, you’re all great humans and our connections are real I’m not at all reducing just how powerful this medium can be. It’s just not that healthy. It’s not that nourishing. It’s not that thing we all crave, it’s not on here. Whatever it is. 
And in that sense, I’m gonna go write another line of poetry, because getting down one line a day or more is better than a hundred posts. 
I’m just trying to  build my own balance.
Do yourself a favour and find yours.

Comment on Facebook

In this particular moment these words are growing arms and hugging me like a bear ! Hope you're well brother!

On my travels from Vietnam to South Africa, Greece to Brazil, all people seem to call for the same thing - to be truly seen and heard. For basic healthcare when sick, for education when their minds are inquiring, for clean water and food when their children are thirsty and growing, and for the chance to apply their skills to a trade, a service, or an artistic tradition. All of these things are human rights. None of these things should have to be fought for.

📸🙋🏾‍♂️
... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

On my travels from Vietnam to South Africa, Greece to Brazil, all people seem to call for the same thing - to be truly seen and heard. For basic healthcare when sick, for education when their minds are inquiring, for clean water and food when their children are thirsty and growing, and for the chance to apply their skills to a trade, a service, or an artistic tradition. All of these things are human rights. None of these things should have to be fought for. 

📸🙋🏾‍♂️

Flashback to that time I shaved my curls while on tour between Athens and the UK. 2013 😬 ✂️#shaveitagainmaybe ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Flashback to that time I shaved my curls while on tour between Athens and the UK. 2013 😬 ✂️#shaveitagainmaybe

Comment on Facebook

Tough call, I do like this period though.....🤔 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qcj3eBWK4XM

do it, shave do it.

Don’t waste a single minute living your life just to prove yourself to someone else, no matter who they are. Most of the time we stop ourselves from doing something because someone said some ish once, and it fed into our own doubts and we built it into something bigger than it really is.

It’s a tough one but those ties can be broken.
There are zero outside rules worth following blindly. There is advice you can take or leave, but nothing useful involves keeping up with the Joneses. Or the famous people, or the career, or the Instagram followers.

Last week we celebrated 6 months on the road, something we were worried would bring instability and stress, because that’s what we’d ‘heard’... they’re the fears other people placed them on us - Truth is I’ve never been so grounded or productive. 🤷🏽‍♂️

Basically, f@$k the rules. Follow your instincts and enact self-love to keep those choices aligned to your best possible journey. Whether you want to stay home forever or leave & never return, do what you want to, while respecting the people you love, and the doors will open.

Of course it takes work, it’s not a magic fix, but if you’re going to work for someone anyway, you may as well work for your own dreams, whatever they are.
i.e. get up, get your focus and get it done.

(This has been a motivational speech from Luka Lesson enterprises 😂 )

📸 🙋🏽‍♂️
... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Don’t waste a single minute living your life just to prove yourself to someone else, no matter who they are. Most of the time we stop ourselves from doing something because someone said some ish once, and it fed into our own doubts and we built it into something bigger than it really is. 

It’s a tough one but those ties can be broken. 
There are zero outside rules worth following blindly. There is advice you can take or leave, but nothing useful involves keeping up with the Joneses. Or the famous people, or the career, or the Instagram followers.

Last week we celebrated 6 months on the road, something we were worried would bring instability and stress, because that’s what we’d ‘heard’... they’re the fears other people placed them on us - Truth is I’ve never been so grounded or productive. 🤷🏽‍♂️ 

Basically, f@$k the rules. Follow your instincts and enact self-love to keep those choices aligned to your best possible journey. Whether you want to stay home forever or leave & never return, do what you want to, while respecting the people you love, and the doors will open. 

Of course it takes work, it’s not a magic fix, but if you’re going to work for someone anyway, you may as well work for your own dreams, whatever they are. 
i.e. get up, get your focus and get it done. 

(This has been a motivational speech from Luka Lesson enterprises 😂 )

📸 🙋🏽‍♂️

Comment on Facebook

Straight up!!

💯

Yes brother 🙌

🙌🏽

+ View previous comments

A life long dream, fulfilled! #lukainbrazil ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

A life long dream, fulfilled! #lukainbrazil

Comment on Facebook

Cue the musica! https://youtu.be/sm0rkkxwdcQ 🙌

Load more Posts

Facebook Photos

Youtubes

Leave a Reply