BRAVE NEW VOICES FESTIVAL
BNV BACK ON YOUR SCREEN!
The Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival, powered by Youth Speaks, is the only festival of its kind. Every year, young poets from around the world convene for artistic development and expression. This year, we are blessed to be back on the screens with y’all. We are here gathering again for a festival that looks different than it has in the past, with events all throughout July and the main festival happening across a shorter time than we are used to, to give us more chances to be safe together in this art with intention.
Congratulations to the 2021 Brave New Voices Slam Champions:
Team Des Moines, Iowa.
Watch the Best of BNV 2021!
Saturday, July 24 • 2pm pst
This year we're switching things up a bit with featuring the @hausofberry to host The Berry Ball: A Night Of 1000 Cruella's. Youth will be able to walk in 3 categories A Ball is a celebration of Queer culture, usually done in various categories that highlight fashion and beauty. This year we're including a ball with theme of Cruella De Vil!
Saturday, July 24 • 4pm pst
Got bars? Write songs? Spit off top? Sign up for MC Olympics! MC Olympics is an annual olympic-style competition featuring the dopest emcees at Brave New Voices. If you sign up, be prepared to be called at least one hour before showtime for sound check and MC huddle.
Brave New Voices Finals • Saturday • July 23 • 6PM PST
Watch the top four teams perfome to become Brave New Vocies Champion. Other teams from the festival will also perform between rounds.
Closed Caption & American Sign Language will be provided.
Be A Slam
Youth and adults are welcome to help us judge the slams. Slams are occurring on Friday July 23rd, and Saturday July 24th.
Be A Mental Health Volunteer
Help monitor zoom rooms and be there to debrief with participants in response to mental health events.
BRAVE NEW VOICES SPONSROR
Special thanks to First Wave
First Wave is the first and only full tuition hip-hop scholarship in the country. First Wave provides innovative, culturally relevant hip-hop art programs to inspire engagement, learning, and activism for diverse communities. First Wave students are published authors, nationally renowned and internationally ranked poets, rappers making noise on the underground, and community organizers.