5 Nov, 2013

Sign Language Music by Artist Signmark at the UNESCO Youth Forum

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Being deaf did not stop Finnish artist Signmark, a.k.a Marko Vuoriheimo from achieving his childhood dream of becoming the first artist in the world to close a record deal with an international music label. Marko recently shared his talent with the participants in the 8th UNESCO Youth Forum in Paris, which was attended by the […]

25 Aug, 2013

In Venezuela, Music Provides Hope for Impoverished Youth”

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Nehyda Alas, a teacher and director of Venezuela’s Teresa Carreño Youth Symphony Orchestra, believes that when children are exposed to music their behaviour improves. He should know. Alas has been teaching music education to at-risk youth from Caracas’ poor communities, where children and teens are highly vulnerable to being drawn into the violence and crime