Amber Galloway Gallego

How sign language can bring music to life

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About Amber Galloway Gallego

Sign language music interpreter Amber Galloway Gallego demonstrates the emotional connection between lyrics and sounds with the flow of her hands. Responding to a desire from the Deaf community to see, experience and connect emotionally to music in the same way hearing people do, Amber developed an immersive style that brings music to life in a way not often seen in music interpreting. Described as “the most recognizable sign language interpreter” in the United States, Amber and her team delve deeply into the nuances and multiple layers of every genre of music to provide a fully accessible performance experience for the audience. Amber and her team have performed for artists such as A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, among others. When she's not interpreting, Amber is an adjunct Professor of ASL studies at Lamar University in Texas.

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A passionate advocate for equal access, sign language interpreter Amber Galloway Gallego has created an immersive translation style that brings the emotional experience of music and performance to the Deaf community and beyond.

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