2007 Nuyorican National Slam Team


COACH: MAHOGANY BROWNE

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advocate of wordz

Paper, stages, mics and chastity belts, Erik "Advocate of Wordz"
Maldonado rips them all!  This Bronx native's bold and diverse tongue has been touring Poetry, Hip-Hop and theatrical venues for over 4 years now, as well as playing host to various writing and performance workshops all around New York City for the youth. He is the founder of HipHopPoetry[dot]com,... more››

aja monet

Bob Holman eloquently describes her as a, "glutton for love and beauty”¦classically surrealist. I haven't heard a 'humming bird released from a mother's ribcage in the last week or two,' wow."

Only 19 years old, Aja-Monet, depicts a world in us not yet known. A Cuban-Jamaican representing East New York, Brooklyn, Aja-Monet is currently attending Sarah... more››

eboni

Eboni is a spoken word poet, actress and teaching artist. She is a founding member of the 5th Project Theatre Collective, which uses hip hop as a critical platform for theatrical expression and community activism. In 2005 she participated in a 5 month teaching residency in Ghana, West Africa. She was recently published in the poetry anthology, HIS RIB and her play QUIETUS (devised by the 5th... more››

tahani

Tahani Salah is a dynamic performer, poet and activist from Brooklyn. A member of the 2007 Nuyorican National Slam Team. She is a Junior at Columbia University. At 20 years old she has a wide variety of work experience from Urban Word NYC. She is now The Youth Outreach Coordinator and has a place on the Urban Word Youth Board (word wide) A 2006 Urban Word NYC Slam Team Member. She is also... more››

uninvited

Hailing from the slums and swamps of New Jersey.  This self-declared spoken word 80's baby has been writing since the age of 9 and performing since the age of 19. Inspired by a variety of artistic expressions such as martial arts, hiphop, jazz, rock-n-roll and a variety of poets such as Langston Hughes, Sonia Sanchez and Robert Frost. You can hear UNINVITED'S diverse background in his... more››