Sun 29 Apr ’12, 8:00pm–10:00pm
Where: The Library Bar, 1 Pakenham Street East, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages
General Admission: $10.00
Online tickets are no longer on sale
The White Wall
Event listed by: Gus Simonovic
Current Australian Poetry Slam Champion and co-director of The Centre for Poetics and Justice in Melbourne, Australia, Luka Lesson is set to release his debut album and book of poetry ‘Please Resist Me’ this February.
Touring Australia, China, USA and New Zealand in 2012, Luka’s tour celebrates not only the book and album launch but his momentous title of winner of the 2011 Australian Poetry Slam. Luka has performed his work beside the likes of Shane Koyczan (Canada), Amir Sulaiman (USA), Lowkey (UK) and Lemon Anderson (USA), and was invited to perform a full feature at the famous Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe in New York City in 2011.
Still only only at the beginning of his career, Luka’s roof raising performances and expert writing has built him a reputation that already spans the globe both as a poet and conscious hip-hop artist. In describing Luka Lesson’s work, four-time USA National Poetry Slam Champion Taylor Mali states: “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”.
Luka has been active in community development work utilising hip-hop and poetry as a form of selfdetermination and raising awareness for marginalised young people for many years. He has taught Indigenous Studies at Monash University for the past two years and holds a first class honours degree in the same field.
Astonishing international line up of poets, musicians and body artist. Only 6 open mic spots available – contact
Number of tickets strictly limited, book early to avoid disappointment – The Library Bar 09 368 1930, or eventfinder.co.nz