Adoptee Musicians

A list of intercountry adoptee musicians from around the world.

Black American

Lisa Marie Simmons (soul singer)

Chinese

An-Laurence Higgins (singer & guitarist)

Haitian

Jjanice (singer & songwriter)

Indigenous Canadian

Elisapie (singer & songwriter)

Maritza

Tom Wilson (singer)

Tyse Nett (Christian hip hop artist)

Jamaican

Dionne Draper (singer, actor)

Korean

Bonnie Jones (improvising musician with sound and text)

Denis Sungo (classical guitarist & composer)

Jacqueline Wells (singer, songwriter, pianist)

Jordan VanHemert (saxaphonist, composer, educator)

Lali Puna (singer) and an article

Luke McQueen (singer & songwriter) and an article about his music background

Matthew Pellegrino (classical musician & composer)

Mayda (R&D infused pop musician)

Rebecca Larkin (Broadway singer, actor & visual artist)

Mixed Race

Nahko Bear (Puerto Rican/Native American/Filipino guitarist & singer) and article

Ferera Swan (Filipino American singer, songwriter, pianist, violinist)

Senegalese

Karim Ouellet (singer & songwriter)

Sarahmée or here (rapper, singer & songwriter)

Sri Lankan

Roshani Priddis (singer) and article

Vietnamese

Jahred Rehberg (singer & songwriter)