'Creole folk star Germa Adan recorded one of the great LPs of 2017, the rare beauty, Kenbe Fèm... Germa, right now is an incredibly powerful, unique and fresh voice on the UK folk scene '.
'Kenbe Fem/Hold Firm - an intriguing collection of songs drawn from Haitian lullaby, sacred harp, English tradition and original compositions, quickly became a topic of excited conversation in the gilded corridors of fRoots on its release in June 2017'.
- fRoots Magazine
Musician, composer and singer-songwriter, Germa is known for her ability to write and perform in the style of a storyteller with a strong undercurrent of social consciousness at the heart of her music and a desire to explore themes of the past and the modern day. Her recent song-writing and compositions are influenced by Haitian, American and British folk, as well as her classical training.
She is well known for her unique use of the fiddle as an accompaniment to her vocals, using delicate yet intricate rhythm and harmonies.
In 2020, Germa will be writing and releasing a new collection of songs - stay tuned!
Following the success of her debut album, Germa is currently recording songs to be released around Autumn 2019 (Of course Germa always strives to let the music breath and make its presence known when it's ready so album deadlines are always tentative) . Stay tuned for a sneak preview of the Album along with more details behind the inspiration for her new works.
As the leader of The Adan Project Ensemble, Germa collaborates with various musicians, building common ground and celebrating their differences through unique composition and performance.
In September 2016, Germa has been awarded The EFDSS Creative Seed Funding to write new music chronicling her journey from Haiti & the USA to the UK. With the help of this funding Germa has had the privilege of collaborating with singer-songwriter Maz O'Connor to arrange traditional American Sacred Harp song and to compose a new British folk song inspired by stories from her Haitian culture. Germa is excited to share her new discoveries and has been sharing and performing her mini-album KENBE FÈM | HOLD FIRM.