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DC Youth Slam Team

The DC Youth Slam Team uses poetry to teach and empower teens from the DC metropolitan area to speak up about issues of social justice. With annual travel to regional and national poetry slam festivals such as Brave New Voices, the team provides outstanding opportunities, training, and a platform for talented youth to develop their writing, performance, and public speaking skills with guidance from mentors and teaching artists.

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One Mic Creative Ecosystem Presents I Am: DC Youth’s Hip-Hop Vision 4/2/14: One Mic Creative Ecosystem Presents I Am: DC Youth’s Hip-Hop Vision

The Creative Ecosystem’s Youth Leadership Committee invited local DC metro area youth to present their response to the question “Whose world is this?” based on the iconic Nas track “The World is Yours” through a series of open mic styled performance showcases from January through March.  Youth were able to present their response through poems, monologues, raps and song.  Live DJs will accompany this performance featuring the winners from the three competitions.  This event is presented in collaboration with DC Youth Slam Team and FRESHH, Inc. Part of One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide.

One Mic Creative Ecosystem Presents I Am: DC Youth’s Hip-Hop Vision

The Creative Ecosystem’s Youth Leadership Committee invited local DC metro area youth to present their response to the question “Whose world is this?” based on the iconic Nas track “The World is Yours” through a series of open mic styled performance showcases from January through March.  Youth were able to present their response through poems, monologues, raps and song.  Live DJs will accompany this performance featuring the winners from the three competitions.  This event is presented in collaboration with DC Youth Slam Team and FRESHH, Inc. Part of One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide.
DC Slam Team / Words, Beats, and Life 5/1/12: DC Slam Team / Words, Beats, and Life

Writer, director, and performer Holly Bass hosts an event celebrating the Kennedy Center’s “What's Going On…NOW” campaign, featuring members of the DC Slam Team, a group comprised of local spoken word artists, and Words, Beats, and Life, an organization that works to transform individual lives and communities through hip hop.

DC Slam Team / Words, Beats, and Life

Writer, director, and performer Holly Bass hosts an event celebrating the Kennedy Center’s “What's Going On…NOW” campaign, featuring members of the DC Slam Team, a group comprised of local spoken word artists, and Words, Beats, and Life, an organization that works to transform individual lives and communities through hip hop.

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