Kaber Vasuki is a pioneering independent Tamil musician.
From 2008 to 2017, first as a solo singer-songwriter and later with his rock band ‘Kurangan’ (2015 to 2017), Kaber Vasuki redefined the landscape of Chennai’s indie Tamil music scene (Kurangan Era). His debut album Azhagu Puratchi (2014) was the first independent Tamil album to be successfully crowdfunded.
Some of his songs, like ‘Chennai Poromboke Paadal ft. TM Krishna’, ‘Jaathithaan’ and ‘Jananaayagam’ were written to express solidarity with different people’s movements.
Apart from his indie music, Kaber Vasuki also works from time to time in Tamil Cinema as a lyricist, playback singer and composer/music producer. After moving to Canada in early 2018, Kaber has continued to explore multiple genres and styles of music both as a solo artist and with various collaborators.
He debuted as a film composer with the Malaysian Tamil language film Metro Maalai (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2019) and is currently working on some movie projects as well as a much anticipated indie album.