StoryMakers Festival

Music Lab: Beyond Sound with Smithsonian Folklife and Wawa

Find sessions near you.
Find by Apple Store.

Discover the social power of music with hip-hop artist Wawa, directly from the roster of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. He’ll be joined by a DJ, a musical interpreter, and a facilitator to show the experiential nature of music for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Wawa will lead an exploration of music beyond auditory forms during our StoryMakers Festival. ASL interpretation provided.

Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Producer and Convener

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival promotes cultural equity and vitality through an annual event on the National Mall by the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Connect with Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Warren “Wawa” Snipe


Warren “Wawa” Snipe is a recording artist who performs in a genre he calls dip-hop, a form of hip-hop through deaf eyes. His album Deaf: So What?! explores music without the sense of hearing.

Connect with Warren “Wawa” Snipe

DJ SupaLee


DJ SupaLee is a deaf DJ and notable figure in the ASL community.

More about StoryMakers Festival

6 weeks. 40 creators. From May 18 to June 29, learn from inspiring D.C. artists to shape your story through photo, video, music, and art. Then wrap up the festival with a weekend Block Party with No Kings Collective. Check here for updated sessions daily.

Tell me moreStoryMakers Festival