Public Enemy Tours with an Awesome Sign Language Interpreter. Watch.

Years ago, I hosted a CFNY Video Roadshow at a school for the deaf where I was schooled on how hearing-impaired teenagers got into music. While they couldn’t hear much (if any) of the music, they loved the beats and vibrations. I was also given a sign language interpreter so I could address the crowd. It was very, very cool.

Today it’s very common to see sign language interpreters everywhere, including at concerts. Public Enemy wants to make sure that their lyrical messages get through to everyone who comes to their shows, so they have this awesome sign language person on tour with them.

Sign Language Interpreter during Public Enemy performance

Via Tom and Boing Boing

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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