Omar Musa

Omar Musa is a rapper and poet from Queanbeyan, Australia. He has won numerous awards for poetry and music, including the Australian Poetry Slam and the Indian Ocean Poetry Slam. He has released a book of poetry and two hip-hop albums recorded in the USA and has toured throughout Asia, Europe and Australia, doing writers festivals and hip-hop shows, including tour support for Gil Scott-Heron in Germany.

Hannah Hall Interviews Omar Musa

After the panel, I arrived at Musa’s table in time to see him reach into a bag and pull out a stack of his new CDs and place them on the table for sale. ‘I don’t know if I’m allowed to do this, but I figure I can give it a go’ he said. Much like his art, Musa shifts and grooves between the personas of rapper, novelist and poet.

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The Old Rooster

The old rooster pecked among coconut husks and spires of smoke. He was a fighting cock who woke the neighbourhood for morning prayer, strutting arrogantly through the yard. He had evaded death until now. The parang‘s edge was ready, and …

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Mansion On the Hill

[audio: Mansion On the Hill.mp3|titles=Mansion On the Hill – Omar Musa] Mansion On the Hill (1:30) Written and produced by Omar Musa

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