"DEAF AND LOUD"
Sean Forbes Bio
Sean Forbes is a hip-hop artist from Detroit, Michigan who happens to be deaf.
In 2006, after graduating from the Rochester Institute of Technology, Sean co-founded the Deaf Professional Arts Network, known as D-PAN, a nonprofit organization that makes music and music culture accessible for the deaf and hard of hearing community by creating American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation music videos. D-PAN has created ASL music videos for songs by John Mayer, The White Stripes, and Eminem featuring deaf and hard of hearing performers performing the songs in ASL that have been viewed by millions on YouTube.
Since 2009 Sean has performed and presented in over 35 cities across the US, averaging 60-70 live music shows and motivational speeches each year at K-12 Schools, Universities, conventions, and conferences. His positive inspiring message of determination, persistence and staying focused on your goals and dreams has a broad appeal that is applicable of corporate, educational, or community audiences. Sean performs his own original songs and has released an album, Perfect Imperfection. Academy Award winning actress Marlee Matlin is featured in his music video "Let's Mambo".
Sean has been featured on CNN, Fox News, ABC News, NBC News, CBS News, and Parade Magazine in an article written by award-winning author Mitch Albom that reached 60 million homes across the US.
Sean aims to inspire and motivate others to chase their dreams much like he did.