“… even when you are listening to music of a different tongue, you can still find it beautiful. Music is supposed to move you in ways you can’t describe. That is what makes us feel alive. I want the people to love themselves.”
Edem Garro is a soul musician with a truly unique perspective. Born in Maryland and relocated to Omaha with her family at 11, her identity is, like so many other Americans, lovingly tied to her family’s ethnic identity.
“My whole family comes from Ghana in West Africa. Growing up I learned to speak the language [Ga], and I also learned about my culture.”
Edem says family identity became increasingly important to her over the years, so much that she wanted everyone to learn about themselves.
“Understanding who you are in this life, understanding what your goals are, who you want to be, who you have been, what your purpose is, are all present when you love yourself.”
“I want people to love themselves,” Edem says. “Understanding who you are in this life, understanding what your goals are, who you want to be, who you have been, what your purpose is, are all present when you love yourself. Without understanding who you are, you can’t love yourself fully. Understanding who you are and why you are the way you are is the road to loving yourself.”
Under the name Edem Soul Music, Edem has taken dead aim on teaching everyone to do just that.
“I want evetyone to share their knowledge with everyone around them, while listening to great music, of course!”
Speaking of great music, Edem Soul Music is largely improv so it’s fair to say that the bulk of her output can only be heard live
“There are many benefits to seeing me live. There are songs you will never hear again, and songs I will never post online.”
Here’s one though: soundcloud.com/edemsoulmusic