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The rap artist, who "sees" music

14 June 2011 / 11:06:54  GRReporter
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Signmark was born deaf in a family of deaf parents and says he never liked other people to treat him as a disabled person. He loves music with which he is engaged from a very early age. He began singing Christmas carols to his parents in the sign language to make them happy, and even made them join him.

Today Signmark is one of the most successful rap artists in Finland and the first deaf musician who has a contract with the international record company Warner Music.

Signmark will participate in a concert unusual for Greece next Sunday, which aims to attract people who have hearing problems and to break any taboos. "Music is more than what you hear" is the motto of the young rap artist, who feels the rhythm through the strong bass sounds.

The hip hop singer Brandon will be on stage to become the "voice" of Signmark and perform the lyrics for the hearing audience.

The concert will be opened by the famous Greek musician Konstantinos Vita. He will perform some of the favourite songs of the audience and the music and the lyrics will be presented in Greek sign language in parallel.

Signmark participated in Eurovision and won the second place in 2008. He is the winner of the award Outstanding Young Person of The World in 2009. His concert in Athens is part of a series of events entitled See the Music, aiming to prove that music can cross borders and break stereotypes.

The concert is organized by the Federation of the Deaf in Greece and will be held on  June 19 at 21:45 in the hall of the Benaki Museum on Piraeus Street.

Tags: Nine musesMusicDeaf peopleSign languageConcert
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