Widely considered the leading female rapper in India, Raja Kumari is a force of nature. She’s a fearless, charismatic personality and natural-born storyteller whose mission is to create art that blends her Indian roots with her American upbringing.
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.
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.
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.