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Music and Words
Code: 198  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Poetry, Music
Sunday, May 20 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Bangarra Mezzanine, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Luka Lesson, Belinda Campbell, MC Trey, Miles Merrill (facilitator)
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What's the difference between a poem and a lyric? Why speak instead of sing? Australian Poetry Slam Champion Luka Lesson, local hip hop legend MC Trey and folk-singer/fiction writer Belinda Campbell talk to Miles Merrill about how words flow between songs, poetry and stories.

Presented in association with Word Travels.

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Luka Lesson (Australian)

Luka Lesson is a hip hop artist, the current Australian Poetry Slam Champion and co-director of The Centre for Poetics and Justice based in Melbourne. Luka uses hip hop and poetry to run community development projects for marginalised young people. He has taught Indigenous studies at Monash University for the past two years and holds a first-class honours degree in the same field. Luka's first full-length book and album is Please Resist Me.
 lukalesson.com

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Belinda Campbell (Australian)

Belinda Campbell is a Sydney-based writer, singer songwriter and photographer. She has been published in numerous Australian journals including Southerly and Island Magazine. She was a recipient of the 2010 J.B. Seed Art for the Public grant and is currently working on her debut EP. Belinda is also the vice-chairperson of the literary arts association Word Travels.

 
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MC Trey (Australian)

MC Trey is an ARIA, Urban Music, 3D and Jack Awards nominee and was named one of Sydney's Top 100 Creatives in 2010. Over the years, Trey has established herself as a prominent artist within hip hop and urban music in Australia. Her unique style offers a fresh serve of positive, melodic and insightful rhymes and rhythms about life, love and her experiences. In addition to being an artist, she's also a cultural community developer in Western Sydney with Information Cultural Exchange.

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Miles Merrill (Australian)

Originally from Chicago, Miles Merrill is the creative director of the literary arts association, Word Travels. He has worked as a writer and performer of monologues, poems and stories for 15 years. His productions The Night Words Festival (Sydney Opera House 2008) and Slamming (Sydney Festival 2005) won outstanding critical acclaim. Miles introduced poetry slams to Australia in 2004 and he created the national Australian Poetry Slam in 2007. He publishes on CD, DVD, online and in print but his work is best experienced live.
 milesmerrill.com

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