Deaf people are not only amazing visual artists (see above artwork), but musically inclined as well! In American Universities, music-history classes often discuss influential blind musicians. History is old, out of date, yet it is being written today. There are some very influential Deaf musicians, alive today, who have yet to be included in the textbooks.
Roughly 5 months ago, Greece had a revolutionary concert for both the Deaf and Hearing populations called ‘See the Music’. As stated on the ‘seethemusic’ website: “Our goal with hosting this event is to bring together two superficially different worlds, since the only difference between them lies on the language they use.” The phrase ‘linguistic minority’ is used to describe the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, illustrating the lack of popularity and fluency in Sign Language. The concert was translated/ preformed in ASL as well as the Greek Sign Language (GSL). This concert was free to enter and open to the public.
Artists including K.TBHA and Signmark both preformed at the event.
See the Music – on the web
K.BHTA on myspace
Music by K.BHTA
A Special thanks to K.BHTA for being the first Artist from Greece to be featured on freiomusic!
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