Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, recording at Real World Studio in 1989, the year Real World Records was born. #RealWorld25 pic.twitter.com/SZS5STp8TL
Dinuk 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.