Please join Bay Area Music Therapy in supporting Detroit based Deaf Hip-Hop artist, Sean Forbes, in raising awareness and funds for D-PAN (Deaf Professional Arts Network) and Deaf Youth Arts. Making music accessible to the deaf community! On November 3rd, D-PAN presents “It’s Everybody’s Music” – Volume 2 DVD Premier Event, with Sean Forbes at The New Parish in Oakland, CA.

Sean Forbes is a musician on a mission. An accomplished and passionate drummer, rhythm pours out of him, when he breathes, walks, types at his keyboard or hits his drums. Music is in his blood, his cells; it’s just the way he is. He’s also deaf – and out to build a badly needed bridge between the music industry and deaf people everywhere.

Sean grew up in Detroit where his parents, both musicians, filled their home with the sounds of the Motor City: Mitch Ryder, Bob Seger, the Funk Brothers and more. Despite losing his hearing as a baby, Sean soaked up the beats and the vibrations, experiencing great music in his own way.

 

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This will be an inspiring show and one not to miss! There will even be a “Buttkicker” Vibrating Dance Floor installation with Subwoofers allowing the Deaf community, and music enthusiasts alike, to “Feel” the music in their bodies. Bay Area Music Therapy’s own Ian Franklin Wilkerson and his band Infinite Frequency will be opening the open the show at 4:30pm so come down early to catch the set. The New Parish is located at 579 18th St, Oakland, CA 94612. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. For advance tickets click here. To join the Facebook event page click here.