Slam History

NeoSoul is in its 11th year of participating in the National Poetry Slam Championship (NPS) and in that time we have established ourselves as a national poetic power.

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Austin NeoSoul Team 2006

2006

Inaugural National Poetry Slam: 2006

Team: Michelle Desiree, Thirteen, Trey Stepter, Element 615 and Brian Francis

Coach: Mike Whalen

NeoSoul earned our way onto the Final Stage and finished 2nd in the Nation

NPS in Austin, Texas.

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Austin NeoSoul Team 2007

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Austin NeoSoul Team 2007

Austin NeoSoul Team 2007

Austin NeoSoul Team 2007

2007

Team: Michelle Desiree, Faylita Hicks, Ms. Lizz, Element 615, Ebony Stewart

Coach Brian Francis

NeoSoul made the semifinal round and finished 20th place

NPS in Austin, Texas.

Austin NeoSoul Team 2008

Austin NeoSoul Team 2008

 2008 

Team: Michelle Desiree, Korim, Faylita Hicks, and Brian Francis

Coach: Thirteen

NeoSoul made the semifinal round and finished 14th in the Nation, while being ranked as high as #5 going into the semis

NPS in Madison, Wisconsin.

Austin NeoSoul Team 2009

Austin NeoSoul Team 2009

2009

Team: Jomar Valentin, Cousin Sarah, Tova Charles and Ebony Stewart

Coach: Brian Francis

NeoSoul again made the semifinal round and finished fifth overall, losing in a dramatic semi bout to the eventual national champion

NPS in West Palm Beach, Florida.

2010

Austin NeoSoul Team 2010

Austin NeoSoul Team 2010

Team: Scottfree, Ebony Stewart, Zai, Jomar Valentin, and Brently Caballero

Coach: Brian Francis

NeoSoul earned our way on to the final stage and finished 4th in the Nation

NPS in St.Paul, Minnesota.

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Austin NeoSoul Team 2011

NeoSoul 2011 Slam Team

Austin NeoSoul Team 2011

2011

Team: Zai, Scottfree, Allen Small, Ebony Stewart and Brian Francis

Coaches: Thirteen and Mike Whalen

NeoSoul made it to the Group Piece Final stage and finished in 3rd place

NPS in Boston, Massachuesetts.

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Austin NeoSoul Team 2012

2012

Team: Zai, Korim, LaLove, Danny Strack, and Shae

Coaches: Ebony Stewart and Brian Francis

NeoSoul brought home the Gold, making it to the Group Piece Finals and had the honor of performing on the Final Stage

NPS in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Austin NeoSoul Team 2013

2013

Team: Glori B, Jacob Dodson, Margaret Ruth Olson, Victoria Murray, and Doc

Coaches: Brian Francis and Jomar Valentin

NeoSoul brought home the Gold again, making it to the Group Piece Finals and had the honor of performing on the Final Stage. Neo Soul also had the NPS Haiku Champion in Glori B.

NPS in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Austin NeoSoul Team 2014

2014

Team: Doc, Brian Francis, Scottfree, Kayla Q, Teresa Johnson and Kelene Blake

Coaches: Brian Francis and Victoria Murray

NeoSoul graced the Group Piece Final stage and won 2nd place.

NPS in Oakland, California

Austin NeoSoul Team 2015

Austin NeoSoul Team 2015

Austin NeoSoul Team 2015

Austin NeoSoul Team 2015

2015

Team: Jomar Valentin, Christopher Michael, Brian Francis, Doc and Teresa Johnson

Coach: Tova Charles

NeoSoul again made their way into the Group Piece finals and came away with 3rd in the nation.

NPS in Oakland, California

2016

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Austin NeoSoul Team 2016

Team: Teresa Johnson, Brian Francis, Glori B, Julian Copado, John Crow

 

Coach: Christopher Michael

NPS in Decatur, Georgia: 8/1/2016 to 8/6/2016

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