Amber Galloway Gallego is a world-renowned sign language Interpreter specializing in music. She has over 20 years of interpreting experience and with hundreds of concert interpreting under her belt. She proudly has Master’s Degree in ASL/English Interpreting and holds several interpreting certifications. Amber has been featured in RollingStone, Oprah, The New York Times, Vibe and Out magazines. Vibe Magazine referred to her as the most recognized sign language interpreter, and “The Jay Z of Hip-Hop Sign Language”. On television and online, Amber has been featured in Totally Biased with W B Kamal, Jimmy Kimmel Live, TEDMED, TED X, and recently she was featured on the Steve Harvey show. She also has worked with a handful of Musicians creating music videos in sign language on their platforms making music more accessible for their fans. She is known for her activism just as much as she is for interpreting work. Amber, who also is Hard of Hearing, uses her status and platform to fight for access and equality in the Deaf community.
Frequently praised for her ability to passionately convey the connection between lyrics and sounds, Amber’s music interpretations demonstrate the emotional bonds which have driven music lovers to concerts for years. Her interpretations bring the music to life in a way that is not often seen in music interpreting by ensuring all instruments are shown in sign language. Deaf audience members have often said they are able to connect to music performance more than they ever had in the past. Amber Galloway Gallego has always loved music and the Deaf community, but it was not until she was inspired by the San Antonio Deaf Dance Company and the Wild Zappers an ALL Deaf dance troupe perform that she realized that she could hone her interpreting skills to bridge the access gap in the music industry.
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