Urban Word NYC 2019 Slam Team Send-Off to the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Festival in Las Vegas!
BROOKLYN, N.Y.- On Monday, July 15th at TOMS Brooklyn, we sent off the Urban Word NYC 2019 Slam Team with much support and love as they head to Las Vegas for The Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Festival. This year’s team have been preparing for the international festival since since winning their spots in the team at the 21st Annual NYC Youth Poetry Slam back in April. In only a few months, we have witness how these five young women have built a sisterhood unlike any other through the power of poetry and slam. Made up by Zubaida Bello, Minerva Macurralla, Aryanna Khan, Safiatu Diagana, and Aaliyah Daniels, this year’s team have prepared over 20 bodies of work to be performed at Brave New Voices and beyond. During this year’s Send-Off spectators as well as pedestrians casually walking past the outdoor event, were captivated by the powerful work that the slam team prepared.
We wish the best of luck to the Urban Word NYC 2019 Slam Team as they head to Las Vegas on July 17th and witness the talent of teens from all over the world as they speak their truth through slam poetry.