Music is not just another art. It is language, energy and it touches people's hearts. So deeply that it ends up being "heard" even in the silence of those who don't know what a chord, a beat, a voice sounds like. You don't know, but you feel.
"I never thought that when I play I would feel this, it's like an earthquake", explains the artist Romana Valéria with her expressive movements of the Portuguese Sign Language with which she communicates.
This is what the most recent documentary of the project Som Sim Zero shows us - a band made up of members of the Association of the Deaf of São Miguel Island (ASISM), of the Rabo de Peixe Music School, led by the artistic collective Ondamarela.
In this year's edition, the Choir of São José and the Association of the Deaf of Ilha de São Miguel (ASISM) joined forces, bringing excitement to the Colégio Church, a very different space from previous editions, more "silent" and less vibrations, which represented added challenges for the deaf participants.
The sounds of those who can hear were mixed with those who cannot hear, constituting a unique musical experience."
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