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Article: “Making Music Visible: Singing in Sign”

A new project is producing sign language covers of 10 seminal musical works recorded by Black female artists.

On a recent afternoon in a brightly lit studio in Brooklyn, Mervin Primeaux-O’Bryant and Brandon Kazen-Maddox were filming a music video. They were recording a cover version of “Midnight Train to Georgia,” but the voices that filled the room were those of Gladys Knight and the Pips, who made the song a hit in the 1970s. And yet the two men in the studio were also singing — with their hands. Continue reading this article at The New York Times.