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The Express Way with Dulé Hill

The Express Way with Dulé Hill is a premium documentary series that explores the power of the arts. Led by renowned actor, dancer, and singer, Dulé Hill, the series captures diverse artists’ stories from across America, celebrating community, humanity, and the transformative potential of creative expression.

Learning to Dance While Deaf

11m 42s

Shaheem Sanchez is showing the world that the “deaf can dance.” Dulé Hill learns how Shaheem taught himself to dance after going deaf at the age of four, and the dancer’s mission to ensure that deaf people aren’t limited by their disability.

Episodes

  • Chicago: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Chicago

    S1 E4 - 53m 16s

    Chicago is a city known for its rich history and culture. But for some, it’s been marred by crime and violence. In this episode, Dulé Hill meets the city’s talented artists to explore why art and activism are often synonymous in the Midwest.

  • Texas: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Texas

    S1 E3 - 53m 16s

    In Texas, Dulé Hill connects with an Aztec dancer, blind painter and Latino theater director, each breaking down cultural barriers and becoming leaders for the next generation.

  • Appalachia: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Appalachia

    S1 E2 - 53m 27s

    In Appalachia, Dulé Hill explores how music can provide solace and healing. He meets a master luthier rehabilitating opioid addicts, a black folk musician, and the creator of “Latin-grass,” a fusion of Latin-American folk and bluegrass music.

  • California: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    California

    S1 E1 - 53m 16s

    In California, Dulé Hill connects with three brave artists: a deaf dancer, a gay mariachi, and a senior citizen cabaret troupe. They are each using their art to reclaim their narratives and change the perceptions of their communities.

Extras + Features

  • Chicago Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Chicago Preview

    S1 E4 - 30s

    Chicago is a city known for its rich history and culture. But for some, it’s been marred by crime and violence. In this episode, Dulé Hill meets the city’s talented artists to explore why art and activism are often synonymous in the Midwest.

  • Bassel & The Supernaturals Perform “Black Water”: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Bassel & The Supernaturals Perform “Black Water”

    S1 E4 - 2m 38s

    Dulé Hill meets Bassel Almadani, a first-generation, Syrian-American musician who is using his platform to bring awareness to the civil war ravaging his family’s beloved homeland, and the resulting refugee crisis Bassel and his band, Bassel & The Supernaturals, perform the song “Black Water.”

  • Dulé Reads for the Andre Theatre Collective Casting Session: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Dulé Reads for the Andre Theatre Collective Casting Session

    S1 E4 - 8m 14s

    Dulé Hill joins a casting session with the Andre Theatre Collective, a group trying to produce their first play, which was written by incarcerated playwrights. The play examines why much of the city has been marred by crime, especially for those living in Black communities.

  • Texas Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Texas Preview

    S1 E3 - 30s

    In Texas, Dulé Hill connects with an Aztec dancer, blind painter and Latino theater director, each breaking down cultural barriers and becoming leaders for the next generation.

  • Dulé Hill Workshops New Cara Mía Theatre Production: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Dulé Hill Workshops New Cara Mía Theatre Production

    S1 E3 - 2m 31s

    In Dallas, Dulé Hill meets David Lozano, Executive Director of Cara Mía Theatre and actress Liz Magallanes. Cara Mía uses daring theatrical productions to amplify the Latino experience in the United States. Dulé works with David and Liz on a new production.

  • Dulé Meets Master Luthier Doug Naselroad: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Dulé Meets Master Luthier Doug Naselroad

    S1 E2 - 2m 27s

    Dulé Hill meets Doug Naselroad, the founder of the Appalachian Stringed Instrument Company and the Culture of Recovery - a program that assists individuals on the road to recovery from opioid addiction by teaching them to make stringed instruments. Dulé learns about the power of peer mentoring and the impact learning this new trade can have for those combating addiction.

  • Larry Bellorín and Joe Troop Perform “Hermano Migrante”: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Larry Bellorín and Joe Troop Perform “Hermano Migrante”

    S1 E2 - 2m 47s

    Dulé Hill meets Grammy-nominated artist Joe Troop, who created “latin-grass,” a fusion of Latin and American folk music played with traditional bluegrass instrumentation. Joe has partnered up with Venezuelan refugee Larry Bellorín on a new musical odyssey that’s out to show the world, music has no borders. They perform their song “Hermano Migrante.”

  • Appalachia Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Appalachia Preview

    S1 E2 - 30s

    In Appalachia, Dulé Hill explores how music can provide solace and healing. He meets a master luthier rehabilitating opioid addicts, a black folk musician, and the creator of “Latin-grass,” a fusion of Latin-American folk and bluegrass music.

  • Dulé Learns the Mexica Handshake from Aztec Dancer Rainflowa: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Dulé Learns the Mexica Handshake from Aztec Dancer Rainflowa

    S1 E3 - 2m 59s

    In Houston, Dulé Hill learns the “mexica” handshake from Abuela M'api Rainflowa, the founder of Houston Aztec Dance & Drum. Rainflowa teaches Dulé the Aztec Sun Dance, and explores the spiritual roots of indigenous practices.

  • Dulé Performs with the Grant Avenue Follies: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Dulé Performs with the Grant Avenue Follies

    S1 E1 - 3m 29s

    In San Francisco, Dulé meets a different set of artistic pioneers: the Grant Avenue Follies, a cabaret troupe made up of sassy senior citizens. Led by Cynthia Yee, the Follies’ upbeat shows are inspiring seniors to live life to the fullest. They’re also activists, keeping alive Chinatown’s rich history, and using newfound rap skills to combat anti-Asian hate.

Schedule

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