“Dark Streets” is a poem from the self-published book “Parang” (2013).
It was originally written for the hip hop album “Ghosts in the Room” by Ghosts in the Room.
Poem & video concept: Omar Musa
Video & score: Vis Pajori
Woman 1: Simone Luker
Woman 2 (Drawer of the circular labyrinth): Sancho Murphy
Man 2: Cliff Carswell
Title font: Tom Thum
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Omar Musa is a Malaysian-Australian rapper and poet from Queanbeyan, Australia. He is the former winner of the Australian Poetry Slam and the Indian Ocean Poetry Slam. He has released three hip hop albums, two poetry books (including “Parang”) and appeared on ABC’s Q&A.
He is currently working on a play, “Bonegatherer”, to be staged in 2014. He is part of international hip hop group MoneyKat and his debut novel “Here Come the Dogs” will be published by Penguin Australia in 2014.
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“PARANG” the new book of poetry and writing by Omar Musa, and this video is a preview of the insights and beauty of this leading Australian poet.
“To order a copy of “Parang” send $25 to my paypal account (email@example.com) and I’ll sign and personally send one off immediately. This is all very independent but I like it that way, because I know it will get right from my hand into yours, the reader’s. Be sure to get in there quickly because it’s a limited run. Cheers!
Video by Vis Pajori
The Australian Poetry Slam Champion Omar Musa gave Spader Clothing an exclusive performance before he went on tour to Asia in 2009.
Written and performed by Omar Musa
Directed, shot and edited by Vis Pajori