In her day-to-day life, she is Angele Maraj, a Florida-grown and Boston-brewed singer-songwriter-musician-graduate student-nonprofit professional.
Whew. That's a lot of hyphens for one person. So on stage, she is simply HEMA, a middle name become identity for a performer looking to connect with audiences through shared truths and experiences and explore the gray areas of life through the use of black and white keys.
HEMA is influenced by a variety of musical styles and writers, including jazz, pop, doo-wop, blues, indie rock and folk. Her own background in the worlds of classical piano and a cappella can often be heard in her songs.
Where do you hear those songs? For the moment, live around Boston. You may notice there isn't a lot of music up on this site just yet....but keep your ears and eyes open. She's just getting started.