Thursday, September 16, 2010

Rockstars of India,Shillong : Lou Majaw


Not sure how many of you have heard of lou majaw, to be frank with you I myself was acquainted about this personality fairly recently, he is a Khasi (people are a scheduled tribe, the majority of whom live in North East India) guitar strumming singer who is big Fan of Bob Dylan from shillong.

Majaw is a self taught musician and has been spreading the spirit of music in Shillong for the last six decades. He is one of Bob Dylan's greatest fan in that part of the world and inspired by his music, he organizes a "Dylan's birthday concert" in Shillong on 24 May every year. Having begun on May 24, 1972, the fest – one of the numerous Bob Dylan tribute fests all across the world – has continued for almost four decades now.

Bob Dylan changed people looked at things. Taking the form of story – telling from folk music and the blues, Dylan changed the way popular music would be written. Besides his seemingly effortless genius with lyrics, he has been and continues to be a musical stylist constantly evolving a sound that is his own. 

LOU ONE-LINER: “There is no such thing as an old song. When you play a song, add some life in it, so the song will breath a new life.”

Here is one of his videos ,Lou singing Bob Dylan's "Knockin on heavens door",great to see him bring crowd to life..

If you are aware of any such our own rock stars share it with us.

1 comment:

  1. thanks dude. thats a good bit of information. keep it up