Jumat, 24 April 2009

About Tony Q (Rastafara Band)

Indonesian reggae Band

The real name is Tony Waluyo Sukmoasih, from central Java, City of Semarang.Promote his music from the usual cafe to cafe or a music event in Jakarta Once you have joined and formed many reggae bands such as Exodus Band, andres Band, until finally in 1994 formed the band just as famous bearer flow of reggae music in Australia at that time, namely Rastafara. Together Rastafara had released two albums " Rambut Gimbal " in 1996 and "I Falling In Love" in 1997. Almost all the songs in the album itself was created by Tony Q, Song lyrics tells most about the theme of social, humanitarian, love the theme of community life and day-to-day. One of the songs are quite popular at that time was "Rambut Gimbal" a term for the hair style Dreadlock in a foreign language, which then indirectly as a term in English and became popular because his song. Differences Rastafara at the time with the reggae band is successful because they incorporate and integrate elements of traditional music with a unique style of music into Indonesia so that the style of reggae music grow up that despite Indonesia's shadow world reggae music such as Bob Marley, UB40 or Jimmy Cliff. The use of musical instruments such as traditional or kendang Gamelan jawa sunda also add color in the Indonesian music songs Rastafara. And a glimpse at the music aransemen also seen elements of music or even music wilt typical sumatera area north and west sumatera. In 1997 Rastafara decided to play in the vacuum cleaner, until finally Tony Q decided to form a new band with the name still brings Rastafara. Then in 1998 grow up Tony Q & New Rastafara, with the additional player band. but then decided to solo career with the band name still brings Tony Q Rastafara, a successful album release in 2000 of "Peace With Love or cinta damai.". On this thirth album Tony Q is the start to top reggae music in his career in Indonesia, because this is the album a Professor in the field of music from Canada gave a reference to send a demo to participate in the event Bob Marley Festival in the United States. The Festival organizers are like songs in the album and then invited Tony Q showis to appear in 2002, but what a pity Tony Q and its team not obtain permission from the Embassy of United States visa because of security reasons related to the September 11 Tragedy at WTC United States that occurred close to the planned departure to the United States Tony Q.. In 2003, the fourth album, entitled "Kronology" in the release, the songs on the album is a collection of some of the songs from previous albums and also some songs that have not released. Then in 2005 Tony Q again released the latest Salam Damai album "with the mission and vision who want to be about peace, in this album Tony Q try combining music with elements of reggae music orchestra but does not forget even incorporate traditional elements in this album there are also songs with lyrics and language sunda jawa is more viscous elements in the Indonesian traditional reggae music.The latest achievement by Tony Q at the end of the year 2005 is the inclusion of one of three songs from the album "Peace With Love" that is "Pat Gulipat" compilation album in the music world Putumayo World Music with the title "Reggae Playground" is planned to be released in the International in February 2006. As the only representative from Asia this is also not only the name of Tony Q brfing his own name but also in the eyes of the world and especially the style of Reggae Music Indonesia can also be better known in the International.


Name : Tony Waluyo Sukmoasih

Nick name: Tony Q

Born in : Semarang April 27,1961


  1. Rambut Gimbal (1996), Hemagita Record/BMG
  2. Gue Fallin In Love (1997), Hemagita Record/BMG
  3. Damai Dengan Cinta (2000), AK Production
  4. Kronologi (2003), Indonesia Rasta Production
  5. Salam Damai (2005), IM Production
  6. Anak Kampung (2007), Tony Q Production
Records Single & Kompilasi
  1. Single ”Aku Anak Kampung”, (2005) IRR Compilation Album
  2. "Pat Gulipat”, (Peace With Love, 2000) Putumayo
World Music performance
  1. Headliners ”Bob Marely Festival” ,Houston TX , USA (2002)
  2. Invitation ”Legend of Rastareggae Festival”, Houston TX,USA (2003-2005) Putumayo World Music
  3. Album Compilation ”Reggae Playground” (2006)

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