Germa Adan, a remarkable musician, composer and singer-songwriter, summons profound artistic depth from the abundant well of her Haitian heritage. Within her artistic approach, she weaves a mesmerising tapestry of sound that transcends borders and genres.
Germa’s music is a testament to her diverse background and life journey, from Haiti to the United States and now residing in the United Kingdom. This geographical odyssey infuses her art with a profound sense of place and identity
Known for her storytelling prowess and a profound sense of social consciousness, Germa’s music delves deep into the past and the present, offering listeners a unique and thought-provoking experience. Her music is a tapestry of ethereal vocal and stringed harmonies, intricately woven with influences from Haitian, American, British, and global folk traditions. One of Germa’s signature elements is her use of the fiddle, which she wields with delicate yet intricate rhythms and harmonies, enhancing her soul-stirring vocals.
In her debut album, “Kenbe Fem” (Hold Firm), Germa Adan unveiled her distinctive voice, offering a selection of songs that captivated audiences and critics alike for its rare beauty and originality.
Germa is pleased to have released her eagerly awaited second album ‘Borderlines & Bloodlines’ on 27th October 2023. In this musical endeavor, she collaborates with a diverse ensemble of talents, including the Senegalese Kora virtuoso, Kadialy Kouyate, and acclaimed Birmingham saxophonist and flautist Xhosa Cole. Co-produced with electronic artist/sound engineer Duncan Thornley, this new album continues to draw from her Haitian roots while artfully encompassing a wider spectrum of sonic influences. Within its tapestry, the album weaves together autobiographical themes of ancestry and heritage, drawing inspiration from the rich reservoirs of distinctive literary works.
In the realm of Germa’s musical creation, ‘Borderlines & Bloodlines,’ she artfully bridges the chasms of time and heritage, inviting all to embark on a lyrical journey of self-discovery and collective empowerment.
(Borderlines & Bloodlines) ‘this album from UK folk artist Germa Adan is absolutely beguiling’ Folk Alley Favorites: Best Trad of 2023