Luka Lesson is a spoken word and Hip-hop artist of Greek heritage from Australia.
Luka’s debut book, “The Future Ancients” is now (independently) a best-seller for poetry by Australian standards twice-over and a part of educational programs in selected schools from Hong Kong to Melbourne. His performances and writing skills in various arenas have earned the title of “a sonic literary genius” by New York poet and former president of Poetry Slam, Inc. (USA), Taylor Mali.
With 4 years of international touring, 13 Writers’ Festivals, 9 years of workshop experience and ten years of writing under his belt, Luka has written commissions and performed for the likes of The National Gallery of Victoria, 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 Poetry Slam Champion of 2010.
Musically, Luka has released two full length albums: Please Resist Me (2011) and EXIT (2014) and blurs the lines between conscious rap lyricist and insightful story-teller. From dense rhyme schemes to a poetic vulnerability rarely seen in modern day artists, Luka’s musicality is prevalent in everything he does. Whether holding the focus of thousands of people at a music festival main stage with nothing but his voice, or flowing on complex beats and electronic production, Luka is a versatile artist who’s influences are as diverse as his army of faithful followers.