Team Santa Fe, New Mexico. The only all Native American team at the Brave New Voices 2008 International Youth Poetry Slam gives their introduction. The crowd loves it!
Brave New Voices 2008 – Team Santa Fe from Will Brown on Vimeo.
Here’s a great article in the NY Times about the team and their mission:
“Young American Indians Find Their Voice In Poetry”
The crowd was really supportive of the team and they deserved it. They gave one of the tightest performances of the afternoon as opposed to some teams who seemed to be holding back their best for the competition.
The HBO crew seemed to be giving this team a lot of attention, so you’ll be sure to see more of them in the documentary HBO is making on Brave New Voices 2008.