2006 Nuyorican National Slam Team


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darian dauchan

Darian Dauchan is an accomplished solo performer and actor who has appeared on both Broadway ("Twentieth Century" starring Alec Baldwin and Anne Heche) and Off Broadway theatre (Jean Cocteau Rep., Classical Theatre of Harlem). His first self-scripted solo piece "Fallen Patriots", which chronicles the life of three African American Soldiers during three of... more››


Falu is a poet, teacher and performer. She was a member of the 2006 Nuyorican Slam Team, ranked 7th in the nation; Highest Ranking Female 2006 and believes in fashion. Seriously.

Falu also assisted Mahagony Browne with coaching and helping out with our 2007... more››

shanelle gabriel

Shanelle Gabriel is an old soul well beyond her years both musically and lyrically. At 23, this spoken word artist and vocalist, born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, has blessed numerous venues and colleges in New York State and throughout the U.S. While most commonly recognized for both opening and featuring on Season 6 of HBO's Def Poetry Jam 2007, Shanelle Gabriel recently... more››


"I write political views and society from the gun point of my pen"...Rainmaker is the author of "Between the Clouds and the Silver Linings" praised by Abiodum Oyewole, founding member of the Last Poets...as "An intense, thick, thought provoking work of art".

Rainmaker's "path of rain" is the straight vodka metaphor that goes down... more››