Finnish deaf rapper brings his music to the UN

Brandon Bauer and Marko Vuoriheimo "Signmark"

A deaf rap artist from Finland uses his music to change attitudes towards people with disabilities.

Signmark, also known as Marko Vuoriheimo was born deaf. His passion for music and determination has made him the first deaf person in the world to get a record deal with Warner Music.

He uses sign language to create his hip-hop music, which he performs with Brandon Bauer who serves as his voice for the hearing audience.

Signmark brought his music to the Visitors Lobby of the United Nations on Tuesday in a performance to support the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with disabilities.

The event was organized by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, in collaboration with the mission of Finland to the United Nations.

Derrick Mbatha caught up with Brandon at the performance to talk about Signmark's remarkable talent.

Duration: 3'09"

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