Poetry slam gives young people the confidence to express themselves [video]

When poets Yameen and Amina joined their school’s poetry slam team, it gave them the freedom to write about the things that were important to them. It also helped to build their self-confidence.

Spoken poetry predates the written word. Over the years this art form has evolved and been used to entertain, convey emotions and challenge societies with new ideas and concepts.

Poetry slam is a modern twist on this ancient means of expression. It combines traditional poetry with storytelling, songwriting, visual performance, and even stand-up comedy. As with Yameen and Amina’s team, it’s also a great way to bring together people of different cultures, faiths and backgrounds.