Russell Simmons Presents Brave New Voices

Sesong 1, Episode 2

With only a few weeks before the Washington finals, the real work begins for poetry teams in Philadelphia (the defending champs), Honolulu and Ann Arbor. New faces include Alysia and Josh, two Philly poets who bonded in a diversity conference; Jamaica, immersed in the culture and traditions of Hawaii; Attai, a former prodigy striving to add substance to his style; and Ben and Aimee, part of a Michigan team trying to counter stereotypes of white upperclass kids. Meanwhile, in San Francisco, Ericka gets a second chance to make a team, while in NYC, B. Yung's spot is jeopardized when he fails a teamwork test given by his coach, Queen God Is. (TV14) (AC,AL)
Medvirkende
  • Alexis Marie Wint
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  • Idris Elba
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  • Jasmine Mans
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  • Melanie Decelles Castro
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Sesonger og episoder

Sesong 1
  • Sesong 1
Sesong 1
  • Episode 1
    , S1:E1

    Young poets compete in regional qualifying events in New York, Ft. Lauderdale and San Francisco for the chance to represent their city at the Brave New Voices 2008 National Slam Championship. Among those vying for places in the six-person poetry teams: B. Yung, a Brooklyn street teen with fire in...

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  • Episode 2
    , S1:E2

    With only a few weeks before the Washington finals, the real work begins for poetry teams in Philadelphia (the defending champs), Honolulu and Ann Arbor. New faces include Alysia and Josh, two Philly poets who bonded in a diversity conference; Jamaica, immersed in the culture and traditions of Ha...

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  • Episode 3
    , S1:E3

    In New York, Britney's words help B. Yung face up to his emotions. Ann Arbor poets Aimee, Carolyn and Fiona practice a three-part poem and share some emotional personal stories. After the Philadelphia team takes part in a blindfolded Trust Walk, one of its leaders, Josh, delivers an emotional Fat...

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  • Episode 4
    , S1:E4

    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, but disagrees with her coach, Lauren, about using a metaphor to present it....

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  • Episode 5
    , S1:E5

    After arriving in Washington and working through last-minute rehearsals, 45 teams head to the Atlas Theater for the National Slam Poetry quarterfinals. Among the teams competing in the two-bout elimination to determine the 10 semifinal spots: San Francisco, with Ericka ready to unveil her controv...

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  • Episode 6
    , S1:E6

    Ten Slam survivors square off in two five-team semifinals staged on different Smithsonian stages, with each team performing four poems. In one competition, New York pins its hopes on B. Yung and Britney, while Ft. Lauderdale looks to punch past an upstart Rochester team (in only its second year) ...

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  • Episode 7
    , S1:E7

    Season Finale. The finest youth poets in America are about to take center stage for the Brave New Voices National Youth Poetry Grand Slam Championship, held at the Lincoln Theatre. As introduced and encouraged by the two hosts, actor Idris Elba and past Slam champ Marc Bamuthi Joseph, each team p...

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