Deaf Rave to hold UK’s very first DJ workshop for the deaf in 2022

After two decades of serving the community with events, Deaf Rave will be holding its first-ever workshop for beginners

Deaf Rave in Liverpool

Credit: Deaf Rave

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Deaf Rave, the only DJ events organisation in Europe dedicated to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community will be holding the UK’s first-ever DJ workshop for the deaf in 2022.

The workshop was announced on Deaf Rave’s social media platforms and is open for beginners, so aspiring deaf DJs can jump in and expect to learn all they need to know to get started.

Deaf Rave delivers rave experiences that rely on touch and sensing vibrations, and in the two decades since the organisation was founded by Troi Lee, Deaf Rave has held semi-annual events featuring DJs, sign language rappers, dancers and other artists that have been enthusiastically embraced by the community.

With technological advancements, it’s been experimenting with new ways to experience sound without hearing.

Lee partnered with Woojer, the makers of a wearable harness that essentially translates sound into vibrations the wearer can feel, which promises cutting edge haptics that mimic the experience of “standing in the front row of Tomorrowland”.

Troi Lee told We Are Europe, “Half of the deaf community enjoys music thanks to technology, just like me. The other half is there because it’s a place to socialise. People come and go.”

“I’ve lost count of the number of couples who have been created there. But we continue to offer them a safe place.”

The Deaf Rave workshop, held in conjunction with charity foundation The Groove School, will be held on January 10 in Brixton, London with limited spaces available.

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