“Music is in my blood.” Conversations with Kai, Sam, and James.
Music and Deafness
I have always loved music and understood it to be a powerful agent of change. It spans cultures and time and can be used to communicate in many different ways. I started at NYU with plans to become a Music Therapist. I began learning American Sign Language when I was really young, but I hadn’t ever considered the relationship between music and the Deaf community. The possibility of an intersection led me to partner with Kareem Rashed in creating a film that explores this relationship.—JESSE WARNER