We had the good fortune of connecting with Jamar Germain and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jamar, how has your background shaped the person you are today?
I was born in Brooklyn, NY but I am of Haitian descent. This upbringing had helped form me into the autonomous, proud and innovative man I am today. Being of Caribbean descent, there’s a certain level of strict determination that runs through me. I’d like to believe it keeps my eye on the prize and helps keep me humble, yet confident.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m currently an R&B Singer/Songwriter with a debut project named Chameleon (available to stream everywhere). I think my style of music strives to take a little of what made people connect to the classic R&B records and bring into contemporary times. Apart from music, I’ve also been a DJ for over 10 years and I act as well professionally. I am truly blessed to be in the position i’m in currently and I am working daily to climb to new heights. The most important lesson i’ve learned along my journey is to just get out of your own way! I’m no stranger to second guessing myself and undervaluing my skills. That’s how you miss out on opportunity. I want the world to know that I am someone who loves the arts and I love the human experience. I think we all have fantastic stories to tell and I use my skills to try and shade in a little color onto the world’s canvas. I’m living proof that even when you feel like you’re not good enough, keep striving and go for it anyway! You’d be surprised what you can accomplish when you believe in yourself.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
It’s so funny because over the years i’ve become someone who truly enjoys staying in haha. However, on those times where I like to be out and about, I always enjoy going to Wynwood. I like hitting up the bars and enjoying the night scene around an artsy setting. I also enjoy being on the strip at Hollywood Beach and people watching. For food, I always love going to Bahama Breeze for their happy hour or Latin American cafe for their breakfast. I’m huge on breakfast places haha.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Firstly, I would not be where I am in this life without Jesus Christ, my guiding light. Secondly, I owe my successes to my family, fiancée and key friends I’ve made along the way. I was raised in a super supportive and very large family. We are always together and its easy to see up to 30 family members at a “small event”. I gain much inspiration and depend on their honesty and love. My best friend, David, has been a brother to me for over 10 years. He has been a counselor, a partner in crime, a prayer partner and many more! I also owe a lot of growth to a college organization from my Alma Matter (FAU), Konbit Kreyol. This Haitian-American student association taught me so much about my culture and how to govern myself as someone with dual cultural identities in this world. Their impact can not be overstated.
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