Bob Dylan, a legend, who spread peace and love in the world by his immortal and influencing music, is remembered and his music is celebrated all over the world on various occasions. One such gracious occasion is his birthday which is celebrated with great pomp and show all across the world. Here, in Northeast a similar celebration is organized every year in the honor of the legend and this celebration is popularized as ‘The Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration’.
The Bob Dylan Birthday celebration is 38 years old legacy, which was started by the Legendary Singer Mr. Lou Majaw, on May 24 back in 1972. The event was first organized in Assam Club, Shillong. Every year all Bob Dylan music lovers from North-East India come to Shillong to celebrate the birthday of the legendary Bob Dylan with Lou Majaw.
The earlier events had crowd ranging from 5000-7000, who come and celebrates this musical day with free spirit.
The Legendary Lou Majaw is continuing this journey of celebration on 24th of May, 2011, and the 39th year of the 70th Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration will be grand as it can be coined as the biggest celebration India has ever seen. This year the grandness of the event can be well imagined as the proposed venue is Kharsati Nature Park, Shillong, a 530 acre open land at the outskirt of Shillong, with the celebration of Birthday with a ‘Sunset to Sunrise concert’, an ultimate tribute to Dylan the singer and writer.
The main attraction of the celebration this year is ‘bring your own camp’ concept where participants will bring their own camps to enjoy the nature with Umtham stream flowing beside the venue. A special camping zone will be allocated at the venue near the main stage which is called as Music Peace Zone, where musicians from all over India along with Mr. Lou Majaw will perform and enjoy the celebration.
With multiple activities listed for the enjoyment, recreation and entertainment for the fun loving music lovers the celebration will be a behemoth one with camping and bonfires to romanticize the ambience.
The soul motive of the event is to relive and rejoice the peace spreading and soothing music which was created by the Legendary Bob Dylan.