A partnership project with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland using digital collaboration to create new work and connect communities and artists.
Residing in 3 geographical locations across Scotland, aspiring, emerging and experienced artists who are people of colour, will explore and share practice in film-making, music production, spoken word and new writing. Each location will create digital gems for online consumption to inspire and inform further new work.
Raman Mundair, Lead Artist for Digital Collaboration in Shetland, is an Indian born, Queer, British Asian intersectional feminist and activist based in Shetland and Glasgow. She is the award winning author of Lovers, Liars, Conjurers and Thieves, A Choreographer’s Cartography, The Algebra of Freedom (a play) and is the editor of Incoming: Some Shetland Voices.
Her work is socially and politically observant, bold, mischievous, cutting edge and potent with poetic imagery and integrity. Her writing plays with the intersections of race, gender, sexuality and class and challenges notions of British and colonial histories and identities. Raman's work focuses on the experiences, knowledges and life-worlds of people of colour and reframes their experience from a fresh, new perspective. She has published poetry, fiction, drama and non-fiction and has performed and exhibited her artwork around the world from Aberdeen to Zimbabwe. She is a member of Ubuntu – a Glasgow based collective working with and for undocumented women in the immigration system.
As an activist she has worked on a grass roots level against anti racism, anti fascism, state violence, No Borders, and against gender based, domestic and sexual violence.
She is the founder of the online FB space: EKTA - Intersectional Dialogue for Women.
She regards herself as a writer who writes, makes art, film and installation.
For more information on her work visit:
Bigg Taj the Superstar Sardar, Lead Artist for Digital Collaboration, is the original Indian Beatboxer, at the forefront of the Asian hip hop movement.
Top 8 in 2015 ,Top 3 in 2014 beatbox championships, Top 4 in 2009 & Top 8 in 2005 Uk beatbox championships.
Consistent or 10 years in his craft, Glasgow born Bigg Taj has been carving a totally unique niche for himself as a beat boxer like no other since stepping up onstage for the first time nearly a decade ago with his unique sounds, beats and turntablist style all with his mouth! With a captivating live show with Indian instruments and hip hop beats. Bigg Taj is NOT to be missed!!!
As well as beatboxing, Bigg Taj is known for dropping conscious lyrics over indian hip hop blend which is regularly heard on BBC radio.
With lyrics that are inspired by his YOUNG PEOPLE ARMY youth work, Bigg Taj will open your mind and share his story as a minority as well as stories from his young people.
Also, performing live with a band, which mixes bhangra, hip hop and reggae styles together with an electric performance. A show definitely not to be missed. BOOK NOW!!!!
Bigg Taj has supported the following artists...
Rahzel, Killa Kela, Scratch, Biz markie & roxanne Shante, Method man & Redman , GZA, Guru, Dj Format, C2C, Dj food & MK, Slum Village, Grandmaster Flash, Jurrasic 5, Stig & Syntax, Dj Spinna, El-P, MF DOOM, EPMD, Reeps one, BallZee, Immortal Technique, Guilty Simpson, Chance the rapper, Jeru The Damaja, Dead Prez, Dilated peoples, MOP , Afrika baambataa, Dub FX, Talib Kweli, Sugarhill Gang
Highland Spring water
Sky One : Ultimate Acapella
BBC SCOTLAND : SCOT SQUAD & THE STATE
Norway music festival
Lucas Chih-Peng Kao is a multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker, he was born in Taiwan and now based in Edinburgh. His art work is often collaborative, crossing installation, performance, dance & photography, finding different ways of investigating and translating representation, autobiography, identity and immigrant experience.
He is very excited to be working with the participants, to spark their creativity and develop their individual voices and make work in the forms of their choosing, focusing on the process and not the result.
Recent commission and award including physical theatre film "The Fool's Journey" by BBC Scotland & Lux Scotland, "Mira Knoche" 1st prize in Richard Cowan Black & White Photography Portrait Award and Installation, "Faery Trail" shown in Asian Triennial Manchester, Bury Museum and Hidden Garden.