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Sign language interpreter rapidly raps with her hands to Wu-Tang Clan


By Katharine Allen & Barry S. Olsen

Published: 21 June 2013


From NBCNews.com


Article Excerpt: “If you've ever had trouble keeping up with rapid fire hip-hop lyrics, especially those of the multi-member group Wu-Tang Clan, well, try singing along with your hands. 

“A new viral video featured on the website Now This News shows Wu-Tang performing at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee last Friday. Just below the stage is an American Sign Language interpreter identified as Holly, rapidly rapping along in the 25-second clip.


“Holly does an excellent job of keeping up with at least eight guys on stage with mics, and puts more effort into feeling the beat than any of them.”


Link to full news story.


InterpretAmerica’s take: Today we take a break from the business and technology side of interpreting to draw your attention to that fact that interpreters can be found working in even the most unexpected of settings, like a music festival in US state of Tennessee, signing for the hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan. Sign language interpreters are arguably some of the most versatile language professionals out there, given the broad range of settings and situations in which they are called to work on a regular basis. You can watch the video of Holly the American Sign Language interpreter getting into her work by following the link above.

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