Germa Adan is a Haitian folk artist 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. She writes and performs a tapestry of ethereal vocal and stringed harmonies, influenced by the overlapping identity of cultures, from Haitian, American and British folk music that colours her sound. Her music is also a reflection of her eclectic and diverse life experiences, including her classical music training. She is well known for her unique use of the violin as an accompaniment to her vocals, using delicate yet intricate rhythm and harmonies. Germa performs with her band of fantastic string players and vocalists, also as a duet and solo artist. She has performed at Celebrating Sanctuary events over recent years, including MAC, Ikon gallery and Moseley Folk Festival.
Germa was commissioned by Celebrating Sanctuary to write a new song for Refugee Week 2021 in response to the theme We Cannot Walk Alone. Germa will also be performing live at our main Refugee Week Event at Mac Birmingham