‘Velvet Fire’ – the Legacy of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan by Dinuk Wijeratne

Dinuk Wijeratne NFAKDinuk Wijeratne revisits Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s legacy from a Musician’s  & student’s point of view. He writes

What I find personally instructive and inspiring is the notion that Nusrat endorsed any collaboration in which the essence of the traditional material was preserved. Like a flower in a foreign garden, our perception of the purity of a single entity is changed, perhaps even enhanced, provided that it continues to bloom untouched in a different environment to what it is used to. Nusrat’s renditions of Qawwali were able to do so regardless of their immediate contexts.

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All Gods Are One, He is everywhere & within everyone – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

All Gods Are One, He is within everyone & Everywhere – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Performance Excerpt from 1993 “Allah Hoo” Recorded in London, 1993 by BBC

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