26 Apr Raja Kumari
Creating a runway of her own, this Indian Princess bridges her Eastern roots with her embraced culture of the West, through the art of music.
Though born and raised in California, being a first generation American meant that as a child, songwriter and rapper, Raja Kumari was more acquainted with her Indian roots as opposed to the occidental culture at her doorsteps. From the age of 7 she trained to become fluent in forms of classical Indian dance, where she grew accustomed to thinking in melodic patterns and in allowing her body and mind to resonate with various beats and sounds. It was through these acquired characteristics that she in fact became enticed by the rhythms of Western rap and hip-hop, as these modes of music spoke to her similar to how Bharatanatyam did, through the use of drums, beats and bass.
Through her music she not only pays homage to her cultural roots but provides a doorway for foreign listeners to appropriately acquaint themselves with Indian culture and she therefore seems to be creating more unified societies.
After much collaboration with top artists in the game she pursued the strength of her own voice and creates music that fuses together the two cultures she’s incredible proud to represent.
Reserve your spot at this year’s DesiFEST 2019 to vibe with Raja Kumari’s bold beats and riveting rhythms.