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How Sign Language Interpreters Prepare For Festival Performances


Ever since American Sign Language interpreter Amber Galloway Gallego went viral after signing Kendrick Lamar’sLollapalooza set in 2013, more attention has been paid to ASL interpreters at festivals. But Brooke Chambers, the ASL program manager for C3 Presents (the promoter behind Lollapalooza and the Austin City Limits Music Festival), asserts, “Really, we’ve been there all along.” Ahead of Lolla in August, Chambers -- who graduated with a degree in deaf studies from the University of Texas at Austin -- offers insight on the training and research her team does and how the popularity of hip-hop headliners has posed a new challenge.