Sean Forbes

Event Date
September 15, 2017
The Lair @ The Metro 624 George St Sydney, NSW - Australia

Sean Forbes is bringing his unique style of hip-hop to Sydney’s shores.

Deaf from infancy, Forbes’s upbringing in a musical family has led to an obsession with music becoming a prolific rapper, drummer and songwriter. Through the rhythm, the beat and the cadence of lyrics, he describes feeling music, “The anger of punk, the energy of techno, the raw sexuality of rock – the emotions come through just as powerfully for the deaf as they do for the hearing.”

The discovery of hip-hop sent Forbes on a whole new trajectory. “When I first heard hip-hop, I was just like, wow! It was finally something that I could fully enjoy. The way rap music is set up, I was able to really follow the beat and the drums. And the lyrics are easier for me to follow, too, because rapping almost sounds like a drummer. It’s like drumming with words.”

Forbes has gone onto to release his debut album, ‘Perfect Imperfection’ and perform to audiences around the world. His performances are a visual feast using sign language, graphics/ captions as a form of artistic expression along with the music itself. If you are a fan of hip-hop, this is an experience not to be missed.

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