IT’S SOUND SEASON AT CHAI!
SLAM Poetry Workshop by Omar Musa (Australia)
Wed 20 October 2010
8pm @ CHAI
Workshop Fee: RM20
Please email email@example.com to register your place in the workshop
Omar Musa is a rapper and poet from Queanbeyan, NSW, Australia in 1984 and is of Malaysian-Australian heritage. He has lived in London and California and spends most of his time on the road, performing and writing. He has won numerous awards for poetry and music, including the Australian Poetry Slam in 2008 and the British Council’s Realise Your Dream award in 2007. While living in London in 2008, he recorded with MOBO award winning British rapper Akala. He has also run creative workshops in Aboriginal communities in remote Australian towns. His first hip-hop record, The Massive EP, recorded in Seattle, USA with veteran rock producer Geoff Stanfield, was released in 2009 to critical acclaim.
He was a featured guest on the Triple J Hip Hop Show. He has also been a featured guest at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival in Bali, Singapore Writers Festival, Byron Bay Writers Festival, Melbourne Writers Festival and the Sydney Writers Festival, as well as touring in Indonesia, around Australia and as support for legendary poet/singer Gil Scott-Heron in Germany. He also published his first book of poetry, The Clocks, in 2009, and worked as an actor for the Bell Shakespeare Company in Sydney. He released his debut full length album World Goes to Pieces in 2010.
Supported by the Australian High Commission Kuala Lumpur.
Leave a Reply