Three outstanding musicians were the stars of a local music performance in Valemount Friday Nov. 17th. The evening included a short documentary by Black Rhino Creative about singer Amy Braun’s life as a singer who communicates both vocally and using sign language, which is her mother tongue. Braun grew up speaking sign language with her mother, who is deaf. The documentary explores the loss of her mother tongue when she left home, her effort to incorporate it into her music in Half/Asian with Amy the Coda and the effect that’s had on her and others. The documentary was followed by a musical performance by Braun and bandmate Ian Griffiths, playing on an 80s synth. Also playing Friday was local musician and teacher Ben Coyle, who played original songs, some of which will be on an upcoming album, Coyle’s first. /LAURA KEIL