Nour Abouzeid, the winner of Slamalamadingdong in July, performing ‘Lest We Forget’ in the second round.
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Nour Abouzeid is a generation Y Muslim Australian who has been frustrated with the world and has a lot to say. Having always enjoyed English and poetry, coupled with his love for hip-hop and conscious lyrics, spoken word poetry became for him the ideal artistic medium to fight misconceptions, challenge the status quo and try to assert with pride a Muslim identity.
Loud and outspoken, he is a regular on the Melbourne Slam scene, and has performed at many community and youth events and fundraisers in both Melbourne and Sydney. In addition to working closely with many local artists (including Luka Lesson and Omar Musa), he has also performed along side acclaimed international performers such as Amir Sulaiman, Mark Gonzales, Liza Garza, Sarah Kay, Phil Kaye and Boonaa Mohamed. He has also had the chance to perform in open mics in the UK and the USA, including the famous Nuyorican poets’ cafe in New York City.
In 2009 He was a finalist in the Melbourne Writer’s Festival Poetry Idol and in 2010 he became the Victorian State Champion in the Australian Poetry Slam and was again a state finalist in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015. In 2012 Nour was selected as part of the Melbourne Slam Team that competed against New Zealand in the Trans-Atlantic Slam. In addition to performing he has run performance workshops including being part of a project headed by the national gallery of Victoria.
When he’s not doing that or his day job, he enjoys photography and collecting sneakers and Lego sets.
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