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.
Music Lab: Beyond Sound with Smithsonian Folklife and Wawa
Smithsonian Folklife Festival
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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.
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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.
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DJ SupaLee is a deaf DJ and notable figure in the ASL community.