Kiran Vedula is an Indian-American musician, producer, and educator who combines hip-hop and experimental electronic music with traditional folk influences from around the world. He creates compositions, performances, and youth programs that are entertaining, vulnerable, and culturally relevant, with a focus on studying history and building community.
As a composer and producer, his work has been featured on cultural outlets including NPR, Pitchfork, Afropunk, Vice, and Complex, as well as in commercials for Coca-Cola, Jameson, and Sally Beauty. As a performer, his work has been showcased by performing arts venues and theaters including The Kennedy Center, Pabst Theater, Marcus Performing Arts Center, and John Michael Kohler Arts Center. After receiving a BA in Music Composition and an MLS in American History from UW-Milwaukee, he became Artist in Residence at COA Youth and Family Centers and created the Cue the Sun media production program. Over the past 10 years, Kiran has continued to work with preteens and teens making beats, songs, music videos, short films, and live performances at COA as well as several other youth serving organizations including Milwaukee Public Schools, Black Arts MKE, True Skool, H20, and Milwaukee Art Museum.