Jim Ankan Deka
|Jim Ankan Deka|
Jim Ankan Deka at Alcheringa 2012 in IIT Guwahati
|Birth name||Jim Ankan Deka|
1 June 1980 |
Guwahati, Assam, India
|Genres||Pop, acoustic rock, easy listening, rock|
|Occupations||Singer, songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, music teacher, documentary film maker, photographer, record producer|
|Instruments||Vocals, piano, guitar|
Jim Ankan Deka (Assamese: জিম অংকন ডেকা; born June 1, 1980) is an Assamese musician, documentary film maker, photographer and director of Bangalore based organisation and music school Eastern Fare Music Foundation. He is the first Assamese to open a music institute and a production house in Bangalore, India.
Early life and education
Jim Ankan Deka started his career in music at the age of 18 with his first album Prahar: Tumi Kowa Kothabor with an Assamese band Prahar. With his performance as a guitarist, bass guitarist and keyboardist in numerous concerts, events and TV shows, Deka made a name for himself in the music industry of Assam. In 2001 Deka founded a studio in Guwahati named La-Jiazz which was closed in 2006. Deka was a member of the band Voodoo Child in Assam from 2005 to 2006.
Since 1998, Deka has been composing and arranging music for albums, TV series, documentaries, short films and ad jingles. Till 2012 he has composed music for six albums in various languages including English, Hindi, Assamese, Mizo and Goalporia. At present he is a member of Veenar, a jazz fusion band and Eastern Fare, an acoustic rock band in Bangalore.
Works and projects
Eastern Fare Music Foundation
Deka left for Bangalore in 2006 and founded the ace music institute Eastern Fare Music Foundation. Eastern Fare opened a club Eastern Fare Music Club in 2009 and a recording studio Eastern Fare Music Studio.
In 2012 Deka opened a branch of Eastern Fare in Guwahati.
In 2010, Eastern Fare Music Foundation opened a production house in Bangalore called Eastern Fare Productions. Deka directed two short documentaries, Nagaland: Journey through the choir of clouds and Shillong under the same production house. The production house also produced a short film and two music videos.
Honors and awards
|Year||Awarded by||Nominated work||Award||Result|
|2013||Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival||Aawaz - speak up against sexual violence||Best Music Video||Won|
|2014||Hollywood Shorts Reel-14||Aawaz - speak up against sexual violence||Best Music Video||Won|
|2014||Noida International Film Festival||Aawaz - speak up against sexual violence||Best Music and Best Music Video||Won|
Deka has been invited as a guest and judge for some of the major music competitions and events in India. Some of the notable events where Deka was invited as a judge were Ananya '10 at Kammavari Sangha Institute of Technology (KSIT), 12th Inter Collegiate Youth Fest at Channabasaveshwara Institute of Technology (CIT), Spring Fest 2012 at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT), Alcheringa (festival) at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT), Rock Hammer at Indian National Autocross Championship (INAC) and Idea Rocks India Talent Hunt.
|1.||Prahar - Tumi Kowa Kothabor||Assamese||1998|
|3.||Mor Ei Dekh||Assamese||2000|
|5.||Goalporia Lokageet (Goalporia Folk Songs)||Goalporia||2005|
- "Saviganasu" (Kannada) (composed only the guitar part for the theme song of a Kannada serial) (2010)
- "How Else Can We Sing This" (for the band - Eastern Fare) (English) (2010)
- "Samajavaragamana" (Featuring Suchethan Rangaswamy) (Sanskrit) (for the band - Veenar) (2010)
- "Bidaai Dilo Bidaai" (Featuring Ankur Deka) (Assamese) (2012)
- "Ganga" (Featuring Ritwika Bhattacharya) (Hindi) (2012) (tribute to Dr. Bhupen Hazarika) 
- "Tere Bin Nahi Lagda" (Featuring Ritwika Bhattacharya) (Hindi) (2012) (tribute to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan) 
- "Aawaz - speak up against sexual violence (song)" (Bilingual) (2013)
|2013||Aawaz - speak up against sexual violence||Jim Ankan Deka||Jim Ankan Deka, Ritwika Bhattacharya, Antara Nandy and Queen Hazarika||Parmita Borah|
|2012||Tere Bin Nahi Lagda||Jim Ankan Deka||Jim Ankan Deka and Ritwika Bhattacharya||Parmita Borah|
|2012||Xobdor Porisoy (শব্দৰ পৰিচয়)||Jim Ankan Deka||Jim Ankan Deka||Parmita Borah|
|2010||Shillong||Director, Music Composer||Short documentary|
|2011||Nagaland - journey through the choir of clouds ||Director||Short documentary|
|2006||Balidaan||Music composer and background score||Narayan Sil (Director)||Hindi||Dooordarshan|
|2010||Saviganasu||Guitarist for title song||Bharath BJ (Music director)||Kannada||Kasturi (TV channel)|
|2011||Uninvited||Music composer and background score||Parmita Borah||English|
- Eastern Fare Music Foundation - a will to succeed Assam Times
- Assamese musician launches school in Bangalore Oneindia.in
- "In Conversation – Jim Ankan Deka". Friedeye.com. Retrieved 2012-01-25.
- "Rocking cyberspace". The Assam Tribune. 2009-12-29. Retrieved 2012-01-25.
- Jim Ankan Deka, NH7 (webzine)
- People from Northeast making a mark in Bangalore, Indian Express
- Euphony - with Assamese touch Mangalorean.com
- Jim Ankan Deka - Musician from Assam Posoowa.org
- Assamese Musician Jim Ankan Deka wins Best International Music Video Award, Reviewne.com
- Veenar at Euphony - an Autumn Serenade Merinews.com
- Rhythm divine Times of India
- Harley Rock Riders Season III in Bangalore, India, Ipaimpress.com
- Assamese musician launches school in Bangalore, ANI Sify; accessed 25 January 2012;
- Music and Bangalore Mangalorean.com
- Music Education is Hitting the High Notes in Bangalore Gnews.com
- Assamese musician launches school in Bangalore - From ANI Dailyindia.com
- Jena, Alipta (2012-01-09). "Where folk & Western tunes merge". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph (India). Retrieved 2012-01-25.
- Jim Ankan Deka's "Nagaland - Journey through the choir of clouds" Film Released Online Washington Bangla Radio; accessed 25 January 2012;
- International accolade for Assamese musician, The Sentinel
- Hollywood Shorts Reel-2014, Miniboxoffice.com
- Judges Jim Ankan Deka and Ankur Deka at Lake Side Dreams in IIT Kharagpur Merinews.com
- Timeless - Jim Ankan Deka and Ritwika Bhattacharya eMusic
- Remake of Ganga by Ritwika Bhattacharya and Jim Ankan Deka released online Radioandmusic.com
- Ganga by Jim Ankan and Ritwika (a tribute to Bhupen Hazarika and Paul Robeson) Indianmusicmug.com
- 'Tere Bin Nahi Lagda' jazz version releases online
- "Assamese musician launches album on violence against women". Bangalore, India: Yahoo! News. 2013-07-13. Retrieved 2013-12-29.
- Assamese musician Jim Ankan Deka releases new music video 'Xobdor Porisoy' Merinews.com
- Documentary on Nagaland - Journey through the choir of clouds Assamtimes.org