Deaf Hip Hop Artist Sean Forbes and Composer Jake Bass Collaborate with the DSO for The Deaf & Loud Symphonic Experience

The music released on the Motown label and other songs penned by Detroit artists will be performed by deaf artists Sean Forbes, percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie and America’s Got Talent finalist, Mandy Harvey.

Ann Delisi talks with Detroiters, Sean Forbes and Jake Bass about how, with Sean being deaf, they create music together and the extraordinary impact that Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” had on Sean becoming a hip-hop artist. Given that Jake’s Dad, Jeff Bass, wrote “Lose Yourself” and will be performing it with his son and the DSO, is truly a full circle moment. 


  • Ann Delisi
    Ann Delisi hosts Essential Music, the Essential Conversations podcast series and the Essential Cooking broadcast and podcast. Born and raised in the Motor City, Ann is a broadcaster, interviewer, producer, music host, storyteller and proud Detroiter.