The Adan Projects
The Adan Project is an experimental folk ensemble formed by violinists Dyzelle Sutherland and Germa Adan. Currently the ensemble has been growing its members in various collaborations with fantastic musicians from around the UK.
The Adan Project's original music draws inspiration from Americana, Haitian and British folk. However, the creative nature of their music collaborations continues to evolve with many influences including electro-acoustic music.
Currently, the band is working on new music for future performances in 2017. Their sets are inspired by rootsy folk music and a blend of international harmonies which deliver a diverse range of contemporary sounds.
In 2016 , Germa and Dyzelle collaborated with local artists in Yorkshire and the West Midlands to develop a performance project of songs, music and words inspired local poetry. The music from this project will be featured in their live performances and will be recorded as a collection of songs at a future date
In 2017, Germa will be working with various local and international artists to record and perform a collections of experimental folk music songs that chronicles her life journey from Haiti and the USA to England.
Other Music Projects
Germa is also passionate about community projects that foster a love of music making and music sharing. She is currently supporting various initiatives in the UK:
Reaching Out Project with Quench Arts
Reaching Out is a new music making project to encourage young people from ethnic minority and/or newly arrived communities to take part in music ensemble activities across Birmingham. Reaching Out is a partnership project delivered by Quench Arts, mac makes music and Services for Education (Birmingham Music Service).
Chamber Music For The Soul
In partnership with pianist Jobe Baker-Sullivan, Germa (on violin) will be performing selections of classical works to share a love of chamber music with local communities in the West midlands
ADAN PROJECT ARTISTS
Dyzelle Sutherland is a Scottish violinist and community musician based in the North of England. She studied for her undergraduate degree, specialising in Violin Performance at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. She later went on to study for an MA in Community Music from the University of York.
Dyzelle has performed with various groups and ensembles. As well as touring across the UK, she has performed in Germany, Poland and USA.
In addition to performance, Dyzelle does a lot of outreach work in the community, helping to bring creative music-making to areas and groups of people that are normally overlooked.
Germa Adan Bulkeley was born in Les Cayes, Haiti. She received her BA in Music and Education at Rollins College and MA in Community Music at the University of York. She specialises in violin performance, composition, and community development through music engagement.