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Film, Video Rhyming the Archive: Poetry Showcase Featuring Split this Rock

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  • Rhyming the Archive: Poetry Showcase Featuring Split this Rock


  • Members of the Split This Rock Washington, D.C. Youth Slam Team performed poems inspired by recordings, photographs and field notes from the American Folklife Center archives.

Event Date

  • June 08, 2019


  • -  Amina Fatima is a 2019 high school graduate of Hayfield Secondary School. She will be attending Northern Virginia Community College to study general science in the fall. Fatima has been a part of the Split This Rock community since she was 14 years old. For the past three years she has been president of her high school poetry club. She and her team won first place at Louder Than A Bomb DMV 2019.
  • -  Takier George is an a 11th grader at Wakefield High School, set to graduate in 2020. She has been a member of Wakefield's Louder Than A Bomb team for the past two years and a part of the Wakefield Poetry Club for the last three years. This is her first year on the D.C. Youth Slam Team.
  • -  Marjan Naderi is a five-time Grand Slam champion winner, the 2018 Library of Congress National Book Festival Poetry Slam champion, two-time Nationals MIST Spoken Word winner, and the 2019 D.C. Youth Slam Finals Slam champion. While being on the 2018 and 2019 D.C. Youth Slam Teams, Naderi was been featured in the Washington Post and Now This Her.
  • -  Jordan Shaibani is a junior at Walt Whitman High School. Outside of the D.C. Youth Slam Team, she participates in her school's Debate and Mock Trial Teams. She also leads the Young Professionals Club and the Minority Scholars Program on both local and county levels.
  • -  Alexa Patrick is a singer and poet from Connecticut. She is a Cave Canem Fellow, and holds teaching positions through Split This Rock, the University of the District of Columbia, and the Center for Creative Youth at Wesleyan University. In addition to the D.C. Youth Slam Team, she has also coached the slam teams of American University and George Washington University for the College Union Poetry Slam Invitational. Her work has been published in CRWN Magazine and "The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic."

Running Time

  • 1 hours 18 minutes 39 seconds

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