Dr. Trinetra Haldar Gummaraju is a digital content creator and doctor, currently completing her medical training. Through powerful imagery, writing, art and other means of expression, she delves into realities of queer lives in India with a pinch of sass to an audience of over 120,000.
In her honeyed vocal style that’s informed by artists such as Jorja Smith and Kali Uchis, Kayan’s always singing stories. With a keen determination towards levelling up and expanding her audience, it’s this very flow of enthusiastic energy that makes Kayan one to watch.
Mae Mariyam Thomas is presenter, journalist, podcast producer, and audio content/production consultant with over 15 years experience in radio and podcasting. She is currently the founder of podcast production company & consultancy, Maed in India (which is also the name of her indie music podcast).
Possessed by the desire to art-direct one's own sobbing self portrait, to make sure his mascara smears in the most perfectly dishevelled way. But who cares what's "real" when the music delivers a truth you can see.
Ranjani Ramadoss is a Chennai-bred musician currently based out of Bangalore. As she carves her identity into the indie music space, she tells her stories in English and Tamil, and tries to build her versatility with every release, each occupying a different musical and lyrical space than the last.
Clifr is a Bangalore based musician, playing the role of a music producer and multi-instrumentalist. His musical identity carries a huge influence of hip- hop, trap and experiments with Indian instruments as he goes on to collaborate with a wide range of musicians.
Sindhi Curry’s sound is a true testament to the diversity in music and its evolution through time. His style of music today is influenced by Chicago-House, Disco, Funk, Soul and Detroit Techno, amongst a vast array of genres. The atmosphere that he seeks to create can be best described as fresh, warm, and infused with funky grooves and cosmic sounds.
Founded by Indian Berklee alumna and faculty member Annette Philip '09, the ensemble provides an open and inclusive creative space for musicians from all over the world to explore, study, interpret, and create music influenced by the rich and varied mosaic that is Indian music today.
We live in divisive times. Multiculturalism rises hand-in-hand with racial tensions, and politicians seem powerless to even bring people within earshot of their convoluted message. It's time for a different perspective.