You are a legend in the north-east, what do you personally consider to be the incisive moments in your artistic work and/or career?

The first time I saw the guitar when “Sea of Sorrow” was penned.

When did your fascination with Bob Dylan began? Do you remember the exact day?

1965,around April.

You dropped out of school and ran away to Kolkata. What made you say no to formal education?

Pissed off with the do’s and don’ts from one moron, never did like Hitler.

Composing means putting together the beginning, the middle, and the end and keeping the fluidity intact. What is the creative process like when you compose songs?

Writing your feelings with the continuous flow of soulful energy.

The Bob Dylan Tribute has garnered worldwide attention. Where did the idea for such a concert come from?

Better than sending a birthday card or wishes call.

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@ Ziro Festival 2015
Photo credit : Whats the scene

You have been a musician for over 50 years. How has the overall experience been? How would you say you have changed over these years?

A meaningful experience, a hundred percent human being.

What are your views on the Indian underground music scene? How has it changed in all these years?

Under or over music is music, it’s your contribution to the field of music.

The role of an artist is always subject to change. What’s your view on the (e.g. political/social/creative) tasks of artists today and how do you try to meet these goals in your work?

As a performing artiste, the creative energy towards social and environmental awareness is important.

Do you think that creativity involves putting your heart and soul into your work? Or is it more like letting your mind flow freely to witness the surprising results of your actions?

It’s your soul that drives beyond the images of self-importance.

Music for music’s sake or music for life’s sake?

Music for the love of life.

A word for the fans who will be reading this interview?

“When life becomes too real, take a little time to dream”

You can find more information about Lou Majaw at the following links:

https://www.oklisten.com/LouMajaw

https://www.reverbnation.com/loumajawandfriends

https://www.facebook.com/lou.majaw.1

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou_Majaw