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Aysha El Shamayleh in Russell Simmons: Brave New Voices: Ssn 1

Russell Simmons Presents: Brave New Voices: Season 1

2009 NR

Executive producer Russell Simmons cups an ear to capture the passion of young voices in this HBO series following six diverse teams that are prepping for the 2008 Brave New Voices National Youth Poetry Slam Championship. Among the contenders are a Floridian girl fighting sickle-cell anemia, an 18-year-old New Yorker with cerebral palsy and a Navajo Indian who relies on poetry to preserve her culture. Queen Latifah narrates.