About the event
The D.A. MUSIC & ARTS FAM’LY TOUR is a Nonprofit 501(c)3, Music & Arts Showcase for the Differently Abled and their Families, throughout the USA.
The Showcase is FREE ADMISSION, and Family Friendly, so people of all walks of Life are welcome!
* 2015 Tour Stops were under the former name, “DA Hip-Hop Fam’ly Tour”. I changed the name because the word “Hip-Hop” was hindering the brand’s potential to be received by everyone, due to the negative depiction of Hip-Hop in the Media.
Please watch the 2015 Fundraiser Video for more details about the Tour, the Founder, and the Mission!
D.A. (Differently Abled/Disabled) Artists that have showcased so far:
- Adrea Valledares, Zumba Instructor (born without her Left Hand)
- Prince Wayne of “De’S-Ky Walkers” Hip-Hop Dancers (Dyslexia)
- Kyle of “De’S-Ky Walkers” Hip-Hop Dancers (Hole in his Heart at Birth, Asthma)
- Goodness, Spoken Word (Car Accident, Back/Neck)
- Legendary, Spoken Word (Cerebral Palsy)
- Guillotine, Hip-Hop (Cerebral Palsy)
- Tina Williams (Ms. Wheelchair Texas, 2012)
- Tamyah (Paralysis, Trach Tube)
- Tour Founder, SWAYNE C.O.P.D, (Asthma, 43 Major Allergies, COPD, Throat 70% closed)
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Tour Stop #6: January 28th, 2017, Houston, TX https://youtu.be/xDw5HXjRQ8Y
Tour Stop #5: November 23rd, 2016, Buffalo, NY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8hOSLFJ3lk
Tour Stop #4: July 9th, 2016, Houston, TX https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxrQikGteVg
Tour Stop #3: May 9th, 2015, Missouri City, TX https://www.facebook.com/dahiphopfamlytour/videos/1507662306139922/?pnref=story
Tour Stop #2: March 11th, 2015, Buffalo, NY https://m.youtube.com/watch?sns=fb&v=qPlgbZ3ZZCI
Tour Stop #1: January 10th, 2015, Houston, TX https://www.facebook.com/dahiphopfamlytour/video/1460376530868500/
The D.A. Music & Arts Fam’ly Tour is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Please note that our legal incorporation name is: "Differently Abled Music & Arts Famly Tour".
Our tax ID is: 81-3828031. All donations are tax-deductible.
Why should you sponsor?
We do our best to make sure our sponsors have high visibility before, during and after our tour stops, and our showcases are for many demographics (people with disabilities, families, businsses, youth, the elderly, communities, and community supporters.
We have a solid record of quality events with DAMAFT since 2015, and the founder, has over 15 years experience in putting on family friendly events, that build up families, and bring communities closer together.
D.A. Music & Arts Fam'ly Tour Board Of Directors, are collectively impacting the people with disabilities community, and the general community. The Director, De Wayne "SWAYNEC.O.P.D" Martin, started the tour after experiencing some inequalities while performing in other bookings which didn't care to, or know how to accomodate his unique disability. He thought about how there are many more people with disabilities throughout the USA that desire to showcase their talents, but have no forum specifically for them, by them.
De Wayne "SWAYNEC.O.P.D" Martin, Executive Director, Motivational Speaker & Recording Artist with a Disability.
“WHAT IS THE WORTH OF A MAN” Documentary/Live Performance https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1426661414240012
SWAYNEC.O.P.D is the First-Known person to record 11 Vocal Projects with a Tracheostomy Tube in use! His Doctor, the Late, Great Pioneer in Modern Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery, John M. Lore', said he would NEVER sing again in 1998, be he didn't know the Relentless Heart on the inside of his Patient. In 3 Months time, SWAYNEC.O.P.D recorded his first of 11 Full-Length VOCAL Projects.
John M. Loré, Jr., MD, FACS (1923-2004) was a legendary figure in the field of head and neck surgery. He will always be remembered as a great surgeon and one of the founding fathers of modern day education and training in head and neck surgery. He received many awards and lectured regularly throughout the world, (http://www.ahns.info/about-ahns/past_presidents/lore/).
SWAYNEC.O.P.D is also a Licensed Barber, and owns “The ART OF HAIR Barbershop” and "MOBILE CUTS Mobile Barbershop" both are Texas Licensed Barbershops (www.facebook.com/mobilecutstx).
SWAYNEC.O.P.D also has over 15 Years experience in Concert/Event Coordination from having his own Concert Series and events "Friday Nite Flava" Family Concerts, 1999-2006; Holy Hip-Hop Summerfest (2003, 2004, 2005); and Menace-Stirs 2 Society Outreach, (1999-2006), in Buffalo, NY and The D.A. MUSIC & ARTS FAM’LY TOUR (2015-Present).
SWAYNEC.O.P.D Promotional Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLN2qHqwsNk
SWAYNEC.O.P.D W/Anthony Washington "80's Music Beatbox Review" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb3DSCbblQM
Along with the talented Differently Abled People that participate, some of SWAYNEC.O.P.D’s Family also performs with him. SWAYNEC.O.P.D has been with his Wife, Sherrie for 26 Years, and they have 5 Adult Daughters, and 1 Adult Son.
Sherrie Riles-Martin, Treasurer
Sherrie has her Masters Degree in Adult Training and Education, and her Bachelors in Special Education, and General Education, and has been a Special Ed. Teacher for 11 Years, with Aldine ISD (Houston, TX). 2017 "Teacher Of The Year" Sherrie has over 20 Years experience working with Special Needs Children and Adults.
LaSaundra Smith, Secretary
LaSaundra has her Masters Degree in Education Curriculum, and will be receiving her Doctorate in Human Development in 2017. LaSaundra has over 10 years supervisory experience in the Special Needs field, and is the Owner/Operator of Lucrative Staffing in Buffalo, NY.
The D.A. Music & Arts Fam’ly Tour is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Please note that our legal incorporation name is: "Differently Abled Music & Arts Famly Tour". Our tax ID is: 81-3828031. All donations are tax-deductable.
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