'I have picked up a passion for cooking'

'I have picked up a passion for cooking'

British singer-songwriter Steven Kapur, better known as 'Apache Indian', believes that collaborations help share thoughts, emotions and of course, music.

Having worked with some of the biggest names in the Bollywood industry, he says that the best part of being a musician is to inspire and be inspired.

'Apache Indian', who was touring the country and performing at several venues, talks to Nina C George about his musical journey so far.  

How does it feel to perform in India again?

This was my second tour in India this year and it is always great! The fans and the stories make it a very special experience for me.

Where did you enjoy performing the most here?

I had an amazing time performing at 'IndiEarth XChange' in Chennai. The event supports independent artists and musicians and we need more of that. I met many artistes and also managed to get into a studio and work with the 'Mandolin Sisters'.

Apart from performing what other aspect of India did you love exploring?

I love exploring the culture, religion, different languages and places across India. Every time, I come here there is always more to do and learn. I have picked up a passion for cooking, so I am always in search of herbs and spices.

You have sung in several languages. Which one is your favourite?

It's great to be able to learn languages by singing them. My favourite is Punjabi but I am still trying to learn more words and phrases to be able to use them whenever I am writing my songs.

You have also sung for several Indian films. Which has been the most memorable one?

My most memorable experience was working with A R Rahman in his home studio for a song called 'No Problem'
for a movie called 'Love Birds'. I was also in the movie dancing with Prabhu Deva which again was an experience in itself.

Of all the musicians that you have collaborated with, whose work do you admire the most?

I admire the work of many musicians that I've worked, especially the Jamaican legends Sly and Robbie.  

If you weren't a singer, then what would you have been?

I always wanted to be a teacher of English and sports. My music academy is based in a college, so it is never too late to taking a step towards chasing your dreams.

What do you do when you hit a writer's block?

I just leave whatever I am doing for another day.

And what do you do when you run out of ideas?

Life itself inspires my writing and work, so I never run out of ideas.

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