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Anthony Daasan

Anthony Daasan
Born Reddipalayam, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
Genres Tamil Folk, Fusion, Playback
Singer, Lyricist, Song-writer, Actor, Performer, Folk artiste
La Pongal, AnthonyIn Party

Anthony Daasan is an Indian traditional Tamil folk musician recently discovered by Kollywood, the Tamil India Film industry. As of 2015, the Internet Movie Data Base (IMDb) listed a prolific set of 24 songs sung by "Andony Dasan" for Kollywood movies, starting in 2013. Many of these were the hit songs of those movies. He is known for contributing a powerful voice to fusions of Tamil-folk, country, jazz, electronica and rock styles. Before this phase of Playback singing, "Antony Dasan" worked as a traveling festival folk singer artist, collaborating with players of Nadaswaram, Thavil and Thappu, dancers and acrobats among others. He has performed with influential movie industry veterans such as Usha Uthup.

Alternate spellings of his name include Andony Dasan, Antony, Antoni; Daas, Das, Dasaan and Dassan among others.

Apart from his musical performances, he has also made cameo appearances in Tamil films, particularly in songs sung by himself, notable of which is an extended cameo as a gangster in the Karthik Subbaraj directorial, Jigarthanda.[1] Earlier he also featured in The Dewarists,[2] a musical television series in India, which is partly a music documentary and partly a travelogue.

Bands

Anthony Travels & Performs with his Band - "Anthonyin party", an electronic folk-fusion band.[3] He was also associated with La Pongal, another folk-fusion band, organized by Darbuka Siva, which also had yet another notable singer/musician Pradeep. The band gained popularity among festival circuits.[4][5][6] Eventually Anthony Daasan, along with the band, performed "Vandiyila Nellu Varum", one of their most popular compositions, in MTV Coke Studio India 2012, alongside veteran singer Usha Uthup.[7]

Awards

In September 2014, Anthony was presented with the "Hope of Tamil Cinema Award," including recognition as "symbol of folk". The award ceremony was filmed at Pradharshini 2014 South-India cultural festival.

Discography

Film songs

Year Song Movie Co-singers Music Director Label Notes
2007 dindukallu dindukallu Dindukal sarathi Graci, Chinna ponu Dhina Sun Audio
2013 "Kaasu Panam" Soodhu Kavvum Gaana Bala Santhosh Narayanan Think Music Cameo
2013 "Dayyaare Dayyaare" Pandiya Naadu Pawan, Natraj, Pazhaniyammal D. Imman Think Music
2013 "Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam" Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam Sivakarthikeyan D. Imman Sony Music Cameo
2014 "Kalyanamaam Kalyanam" Cuckoo Santhosh Narayanan Think Music
2014 "Raasa Magarasa (Duet Version)" Mundasupatti Rita, Sean Roldan Sean Roldan Think Music
2014 "Killadi Oruthan" Mundasupatti Sean Roldan Think Music
2014 "Bodhayil Pathal Marum" Sarabham Britto Michael Britto Michael Think Music
2014 "Kannamma" Jigarthanda Rita Santhosh Narayanan Think Music
2014 "Pandii Naattu Kodi" Jigarthanda Santhosh Narayanan Think Music Lyricist, Cameo
2014 "Takku Takku" Sigaram Thodu Varun Parandhaman D. Imman Sony Music
2014 "Oru Rosa" Jeeva Pooja AV D. Imman Sony Music
2014 "Soda Bottle" Poojai Yazin Nizar, Sathyan Yuvan Shankar Raja V Music
2014 "Friendship" Kappal Natarajan Sankaran I Studios Entertainment
2015 "Yaar Enna Sonnaalum" Aambala Kutle Khan, Varun Parandhaman Hiphop Tamizha V Music
2015 "Kattikida" Kaakki Sattai Manasi, Durga, Anita Anirudh Ravichander WunderBar Studios Lyricist
2015 "Arakki" Romeo Juliet (2015 film) D. Imman Madras Enterprises
2015 "Naane Thaan Raja" Indru Netru Naalai Hiphop Tamizha Think Music
2015 "Nallavana Kettavana" Savaale Samaali L.R.Eswari S. Thaman K Productions, D Focus
2015 "Kaakaponnu" Yatchan Priyadarshini, Yuvan Shankar Raja Yuvan Shankar Raja Zee Music Company
2015 "Dakalti" Trisha Illana Nayanthara Andrea Jeremiah, Gaana Bala G.V. Prakash Kumar Sony Music
2015 "Baby Baby" Urumeen Achu Rajamani
2015 "Kenathakaanum Kenathakaanum" 144 (film) Malavika Sundar Sean Roldan
2015 "Kaasu Kadacha Loose Pudikkum" 144 (film) Gowrishankar, Susha Sean Roldan
2016 "Vaiyambatti" Idam Porul Yaeval Priyadarshini Yuvan Shankar Raja Sony Music
2016 "Maangalyamae" Oru Naal Koothu Richard, Dr. Narayanan Justin Prabhakaran Sony Music
2016 "Domeru Lordu" Jil Jung Juk Kavitha Thomas Vishal Chandrasekar Etaki Entertainment
2016 "Kuchi Mittai" Aranmanai 2 Hiphop Tamizha Think Music
2016 "Erangi Vandhu" Kathakali Hiphop Tamizha Adhi Hiphop Tamizha V Music
2016 "Maane Maane" Uriyadi Masala coffee Masala coffee Sony Music South
2016 "Vandiyile Nellu Varum" Kidaari Sanjana Divaker Kalmanje Darbuka Siva Think Music
2017 "Theeratha Vilayattu Pillai" Kavan Hiphop Tamizha, Padmalatha, Georgina Mathew Hiphop Tamizha AGS Entertainment
2017 "Hara Hara Mahadevaki" Hara Hara Mahadevaki Prathi Balasubramanian, Sharmila Balamurali Balu Sony Music
2017 "Veesum Kaathodadhaan" Power Paandi Sean Roldan Sean Roldan Wunderbar Studios
2017 "Thangachi Song" Meyaadha Maan Santhosh Narayanan Think Music
2018 "Sodakku Mela" Thaana Serndha Kootam Anirudh Ravichander Sony Music South
2018 Tagaru Banthu Tagaru Tagaru Aniruddha Sastry, Nikhil Partha Charan Raj PRK Audio Debut in Kannada
2018 Vellakara Velayi Kadaikutty Singam D. Imman Sony Music South
2018 Ayogya Title Track Ayogya Arjun Janya Anand Audio

Biography

Originally from Reddypalayam, a small town in Tanjore,[3] he has a traditional musician-family background without formal training except daily practice supporting his family with his singing, following processions since he was a child. His father was a disabled Nadaswaram musician. Daasan, developed a style able to meet the volume of the famously-loud Nadaswaram horn. Although Hindu, Anthony had early experience with village church singing. During 2013, is style of band-leading, singing, lyrics, composition, dance, acrobatics and urumee playing came together, reflecting an entire life lived as an entertainer.

Fresh talents playing with Daasan have included Santhosh Narayanan, Sean Roldan, Vishal Chandrasekar, Hiphop Tamizha, and Siddharth Vipin.

References

  1. ^ "Andony Daasan - IMDb". IMDb. Retrieved 2015. 
  2. ^ "Watch: The Dewarists S02E03 - Today". nh7.in. 12 November 2012. Retrieved 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Anthony Daasan - Kumuli". 14 January 2013. Retrieved 2015. 
  4. ^ Suhasini, Lalitha (17 May 2012). "Chennai Band La Pongal Is A Hit At M.A.D. Fest". Rolling Stone India. Retrieved 2015. 
  5. ^ Ravi, S Arjun (17 February 2012). "Gig Preview: Fireflies Festival 2012". nh7.in. Retrieved 2015. 
  6. ^ "Storm Festival 2013 Partial Lineup Announced". nh7.in. 30 November 2012. Retrieved 2015. 
  7. ^ "La Pongal - Coke Studio India". Retrieved 2015. 

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