Signmark



Biography

Creator of the world’s first sign language hip hop DVD, Signmark (aka Marko Vuoriheimo) has been performing around the world for more than a decade, touring such countries as Japan, the United States, Iceland, Spain, Ethiopia, and Namibia. Leaping onto the international stage when asked to represent Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006, Signmark became the first deaf person to be signed to a major international recording label. Strong bass beats with low frequencies help Signmark adapt to rap and hip hop rhythms and vocalist Brandon Bauer joins Signmark on his albums, videos, and performances.

Nordic Cool 2013 is presented in cooperation with the Nordic Council of Ministers and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.
 
Presenting Underwriter
HRH Foundation

 
Festival Co-Chairs
The Honorable Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, Marilyn Carlson Nelson, and Barbro Osher

 
Major support is provided by the Honorable Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, Mrs. Marilyn Carlson Nelson and Dr. Glen Nelson, the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, David M. Rubenstein, the State Plaza Hotel, and the Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.

Watch Past Performances

Video 2/26/2013: Signmark

Creator of the world’s first sign language hip hop DVD, Finland's Signmark uses strong bass beats with low frequencies to adapt to rap and hip hop rhythms along with vocalist Brandon Bauer. In cooperation with VSA. Part of Nordic Cool 2013.

Signmark