Her stories are capturing, poetic songs, driven by her banjo- and guitar play. 

Magical moments full of sensibility and still powerful and expressional presented. 

The musician ADAYA tells us about the other side of mankind, the hidden treasures of every living being, of bright and dark periods in life.

As a solo artist she travels around the world and fully devoted, writes her own episodes with passion. 

Intense moments, in which ADAYA’s crowd can be part of.

Moments when she does it again and again, bringing them to complete silence, listening under her spell.


Longingly she sings in her songs about the mysteries of our time, legends and hidden secrets. 

Her songs «Werewolf», «I Am Born» or «Train To Nowhere» are perfect examples. 

UK-Folk-Radio gives best ratings: «This is high caliber music, both stunning and original in concept and delivery, we’re looking forward to hearing more! ».

ADAYA’s next album will be released in February 2020. 


ADAYA performs as a solo artist, or with her Band. In accompany with Jazz-musicians Corinne Windler on the drums, Theo Känzig on Bass and the violinist Larsen Genovese. 


Photo by Sarp Tuncer | Edit by Adaya Lancha Bairacli



Ihre Geschichten sind packende, poetische Songs, getrieben von ihrem Banjo- und Gitarrenspiel, magische Momente voller Feingefühl und gleichwohl wuchtig und mit Ausdruck präsentiert. Die Musikerin ADAYA erzählt von der anderen Seite des Menschen, die verborgenen Schätze jedes Wesens, von den dunklen wie auch hellen Kapiteln. Als Solo-Künstlerin bereist sie die Welt, schreibt ihre eigenen Episoden voller Hingabe und Leidenschaft. Intensive Momente, an denen ADAYA das Publikum teilhaben lässt. Momente, in denen sie es immer wieder schafft, dieses ganz und still lauschend in ihren Bann zu ziehen.


Sehnsüchtig besingt sie in ihren Songs die Rätsel unserer Zeit, das Mythische und Verborgene. Ihre Songs wie etwa «Werwolf», «I Am Born» oder «Train To Nowhere» sind beste Beispiele hierfür. Das UK-Folk-Radio verteilt dabei Bestnoten: «Das ist hochkarätige Musik, atemberaubend und originell in Konzept und Darbietung. Wir freuen uns mehr zu hören!». ADAYAs nächstes Album erscheint im Februar 2020.


ADAYA ist als Musikerin oder zu viert mit ihrer Band unterwegs. Begleitet wird sie der Jazz-Musikerin Corinne Windler, für ADAYA am Schlagzeug, Theo Känzig am Bass und dem Violinisten Larsen Genovese. 


Adaya Lancha Bairacli


Adaya was born 1993 into an unconventional family with a multicultural background. Her grandmother was the famous English herbalist, naturopath and author Juliette de Baïracli Levy, who lived all over the world and most recently in Burgdorf. Her mother had no nationality until she was 18, her father is German, and Adaya herself grew up alternately in Greece and in a house in the forest near Hasle-Rüegsau, Switzerland.

She never studied at a university or made any degree. 

Photo by Sarp Tuncer


After all, Adaya had already defined and accelerated her career as a child. At the age of 11 she wrote her first song. A poem by her grandmother ("Gipsy Line" to be heard in "New Land"), Adaya set to music when she was 14 and played it on Juliette's deathbed. As a 17-year-old, the musician founded her first medieval band, and she continuously taught herself to sing and play different kinds of instruments such as bagpipes, harp, flute, banjo or guitar. For ten years she has been doing nothing else than to play, as a street musician, solo artist or with a band.


This Year Adaya just released her second Album and is continuing her musical journey.

Corinne Windler


After finishing her study at KV, Corinne went straight to learn Jazz saxophone at the musical high-school in Lucern. After that, she spent many years studying the sax in different musical schools, did a second master in composition, arrangement and at last a completed education for management in musical high schools at the HKB. Music was always part of Corinne's live.

She played in several bands and collected a outrange of experiences for this particular profession. She spend time in Amsterdam, Chicago and got inspired for her further compositions. 

She produced 2 Albums with one of her band's "X-elle", helped develop female band-workshops in Switzerland and played as a representative for Switzerland at the Daley Plaza in Chicago. 


Photo by David Manuel Stucki


Now Corinne is managing the team of the musical art-school in Köniz and plays drums in her musical project called "BIRGS", "Sistermoon" and since 2017 with Adaya. 


On Saxophone you can hear Corinne in "Windler 4" and the "Matt Stämpfli Bigband". 






Theo Känzig


Theo was born in Bern by 1980. As a 8-year old he discovered the guitar and soon after he played in several bands. 

2013 he finished his studies at the university for arts and music in Bern. 2015 he completed the master-study of music pedagogy at the HKB. He found his passion in Jazz Manouche and finds his contacts in international music scenes. Several times the year he goes to Paris, the home of Gypsy Jazz, for concerts, music sessions and inspirations. Next to jazz, Rock, Blues and Pop he also finds himself playing classical Guitar. Since 2013 he works at the musical school im Wohlen.


In Adaya's Band he is the multifunktional Bassist and accompanies the group since February, 2020. 




Larsen Genovese


Larsen Genovese studied klassik Violin at "Conservatorio Vincenzo Bellini" (now "Conservatorio Alessandro Scarlatti") in Palermo under the management of Antonino Marcello Enna.

Next to his study he went to DAMS (Discipline delle Arti, della Musica e dello Spettacolo) at the University in Palermo where, thanks to Ethnomusicology classes with Prof. Giovanni Giuriati, his interest for traditional music started to grow. He founded one of the first Sicilian Klezmerband's "Matrimia" and played in different constellations in Folk and a Orchestra called "Gli armonici. 2008 he moved to Bern and began his own study in Roman musical culture. He started to play in different Folk formations, such as "Kel Amrun", "Ratatila", "Palmyra" and "Etnosaraj". 


At the moment he teaches music privately in Bern and plays in "Taraf de Berne" (Romanian Folk), "An Lär" (Irish Folk), "Obsigänt" (Swiss Folk) and since 2020 with Adaya's musical group.