...sometimes you'll see interpreters and they're not as successful at music interpreting and it looks like a council meeting where kendrick lamar might be rapping like that and they're just doing it very very calm, almost like where is the music... so i add all the other layers like the instruments and those kind of things with my interpretation.
...how do you prepare for a show?
...i get the artist and i start researching the artist first. now i wanna know where they came from, what their life has been, where have they gone bc they might be mentioning specific places they're a part of. so then after that for about a week i listen to all their music and i just pull it up and... i get into the groove and i'm wanting to see how they say words and i wanna know how they actually sing and what the artist brings. and then i start delving into the actual concepts and getting it into asl so changing it from english to asl, so that takes weeks.
First of all, before I begin, I want to say a big THANK YOU to Amber Galloway Gallego. She is a beautiful person, with a "deaf heart." If it weren't for her, I would not have been on the show. Originally, it was supposed to be a battle between the two interpreters. But, she refused to go on without a deaf person. She felt it wasn't right… that ASL belonged to our deaf culture. If you know her or see her… Thank her!
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