The Rise Of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Qawwal

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Performing In Pakistan, 1995

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Performing In Pakistan, 1995

Nusrat continued to perform qawwali in religious rites–the original form in which qawwali is sung–at mausoleums of revered saints in Pakistan, which at the same time giving concerts at more conventional venues. In 1979, he was accorded the rare honor of performing inside one of the most prestigious shrines in the subcontinent, the shrine of Sufi Saint Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer, India. The superb singing talent and musical skill of this great master of qawwali, along with his strong command of Urdu, Farsi (Persian), and his native language, Punjabi, have enabled him to sing the mystic poetry written in these languages with fluency and expressiveness. He is also famous for his unparalleled repertoire, which extends to several thousands of songs. In appreciation of his excellence, the Government of Pakistan awarded him the President’s Pride of Performance in Art in 1987.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Live In Paris 1988, The First Contact

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Live In Paris 1988, The First Contact

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    • He was also great because he saved all those great literature and preach from being lost, and yet thought of him as a humble conduit

  1. Hi,

    Where can I find information on the people that played in Ustad Nusrat’s band? It will be great if I can read about who were the other people in his ensemble, their names, where are they now and if they still perform.

    Great website. I wish to read everything here in the coming days.

    Thanks for the site and help.

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