One of Australia’s most recognised spoken word artists, Luka Lesson, will perform an all spoken word set at Brunswick’s Howler presented by Melbourne Spoken Word on Sunday, March 26. The spoken word and hip-hop artist won the Australian Poetry Slam in 2011 and has been described by Taylor Mali as “a sonic literary genius.”
Since then, he’s appeared in writer’s festivals around the world, worked with the likes of the National Gallery of Victoria and most recently, created ‘Odysseus: Live.’ a modern re-telling of Homer’s Ancient Greek epic ‘The Odyssey’ working with music producer Jordan Thomas Mitchell (USA) and Sydney Conservatorium composer James Humberstone. His YouTube videos have reached almost 400,000 views and his collection, The Future Ancients is a best-seller around Australia.
On March 26 from 7pm, Melbourne Spoken Word will host him at Brunswick’s gorgeous Howler theatre for one night only with a feature spoken word set. He will be supported by Melbourne Fringe favourite, Amy Bodossian, as well as Omar Sakr (The Lifted Brow, Going Down Swinging, Cordite) who recently released his latest collection These Wild Houses plus February’s winner of Melbourne’s iconic poetry slam, Slamalamadingdong will win an opening slot at the event.
Melbourne Spoken Word has hosted many international spoken word artists such as Bill Moran, Tanya Evanson, OVEOUS, Anthony Anaxgorou and the One Thousand Project. We’ve gained a reputation for bringing the lesser known art form of spoken word to a wider audience.
Tickets are now on sale via moshtix: www.moshtix.com.au