Russell Simmons Presents Brave New Voices 2009 | TV Show Watchlist
A series following young poets vying for the Brave New Voices 2008 National Slam Championship through auditions in New York City, Ft. Lauderdale, San Francisco, Ann Arbor, Honolulu and Philadelphia.
Premiered: April 5, 2009
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Season Finale. The finest youth poets in America take center stage for the Brave New Voices National Youth Poetry Grand Slam Championship, held at the Lincoln Theatre.
Ten Slam survivors square off in two five-team semifinals staged on different Smithsonian stages, with each team performing four poems. In one event, New York pins its hopes on B. Yung and Britney, while Ft. Lauderdale looks to punch past Rochester.
After arriving in Washington, 45 teams head to the Atlas Theater for the National Slam Poetry quarterfinals. Among the teams competing to determine the 10 semifinal spots: San Francisco, with Ericka; and New York, with Britney.
With the Nationals around the corner, Ray, the Ft. Lauderdale coach, faces a difficult choice that will impact both Jasmine and Jon. San Francisco's Team 2 member Ericka has decided to tackle her food addiction in a poem.
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