Kalyani Mumtaz is a Trawlwoolway musician, curator, and DJ living in so-called Melbourne on Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Lands. Mumtaz is a Producer at Brunswick Mechanics Institute and a core member of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts collective, this mob.
Mumtaz worked in the experimental pop duo Willow Beats for seven years producing three EPs and an album, a record deal with Warner Music, and tours with major festivals such as Clockenflap (Hongkong) and Falls Music and Arts Festival (Australia). Kalyani currently performs as a solo artist and released an EP, a leaf a flower, with her project Kalyani & Isha. As DJ KYAANZ, she has shared music inside ACMI, Melbourne Museum and at festivals like Sun Cycle and Dark Mofo.
Kalyani’s work as an artist and curator centres truth and responsibility.