Irfana Hameed is a Kodaikanal-based emcee, singer and trumpet player. Irfana’s early musical life began with traditional Carnatic vocal and veena training, and in college she developed a love of both poetry and hip hop. Through her work as a solo artist and half of the duo Irfana & Taslina, Irfana has emerged as an exciting new voice in India’s hip hop scene. Her latest EP with Taslina, Ko-Lab, has generated considerable online buzz via blogs, including the influential site Wild City. While remaining buoyant and pop focused, her work explores heartfelt themes of anti-fascism, Tamil and muslim culture, and femininity.