Whether in person or online, people love watching Holly Maniatty at work. Maniatty is a certified sign language interpreter, and videos of her signing songs by rap legends like Eninem, Wu Tang Clan and Snoop Dogg have garnered hundreds of thousands of views online. "I've always loved hip hop," Maniatty said. "I've always been intrigued with the ability to use words to convey different meanings. Becoming an interpreter was a natural marriage there."
The Beastie Boys were the first hip hop act she interpreted for, but she's done other artists like Jay-Z and Eminem. Maniatty has been interpreting for musical performances for 16 years, and doing large festivals for ten years. "As an interpreter, you're only as successful as the last song you interpreted, or the 90 seconds someone caught and made viral, so I've been very fortunate that they were successful moments," she said.
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