ALMASS BADAT is a multidisciplinary Artist who inspires introspection, fearlessness and multi-potentialism. Her principal tools are music (programming, DJ, production & radio broadcast), film (directing & programming) & Education (pastoral care, facilitation, workshop programming) and Arts & Culture (branding, programming and strategy). Almass is curious, open and solution-based, and her collaborative nature & community connectivity motivates imaginative thinking for business and social change. Notable collaborations include: The London Science Gallery, ICA, Netflix, The London Roundhouse, V&A, & Boiler Room and Almass is featured on WorldwideFM, NTS, The Dots, DAZED, the British Council & more. Almass is a board member of the Soho House Committee, a Member of The Voting Academy for The BRIT Awards 2021 and a judge for the British Podcast Awards 2021. You can hear Almass weekly on the What is this Behaviour? Podcast and every month on the BBC Asian Network Residency!
Projects credited in
- What Is This Behaviour? PodcastA podcast created by three South Asian creatives . The aim is to explore and unpack brownness through conversations with brown pioneers. OUR WHY To present, learn from and champion remarkable brown people’s stories who are living inspiring and entertaining lives. So that we can shake negative cultural stereotypes and inspire other brown people to choose more meaningful career paths. Available now on all good podcasting platforms. https://open.spotify.com/show/11osPT84qJSLKjsE0dkLKJ
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London, United KingdomFreelance
I host the BBC Asian Network residency, championing FUTURE DESI where I taste-make fresh sounds in seamless flow, using music to connect communities, steer curiosity and keep you on the pulses from around the world woven together by music from the South Asian diaspora. I debuted my monthly show with Tay Iwar & producer Srigala, and has since invited Foxy Neela, Complexion, Omar, Ruby Francis & Surya Sen and have featured the Daytimers Collective “DT001”, Music Without Borders “Jai Hov” and Chalo HQ “Chalo - the Jazz Diaries” on my residency!
- Art and Creative Direction
- Film Directing
- Social Media Management
- Culture Change
- Content Consultant
- Creative Consultancy
British Council and BFI #fivefilmsforfreedom 2016 Global ListBritish CouncilBritish Council’s global network found 33 inspiring people who use culture to promote freedom and equality and provoke debate, or who are risking their lives to promote the rights of LGBT communities in their society or country everyday. The list included freelance director and writer Almass Badat and author and journalist Paul Burston in the UK, filmmaker Kate Dolan in Ireland, director of Side by Side LGBT International Film Festival Manny de Guerre in Russia, film directors Pablo García Perez de Lara and Marc Serena in Spain, Human Rights Defender Daniela Tomasino in Italy and Pink Life QueerFest director Bilge Tas in Turkey. These key influencers ensured increased engagement and reach throughout Europe and worldwide. Read more here: https://www.britishcouncil.org/fivefilms4freedom/lovies/