Data Darbar Complex , The Roots Of qawwali

Data Durbar( or Darbar) is the shrine of great Sufi Saint, Sufi saint, Abul Hassan Ali Hajvery (more commonly known as Daata Ganj Baksh, meaning the master who bestows treasures). It is one of the most important and oldest Sufi Shrines of World.Data Darbar is also viewed as one of the home grounds of traditional Qawwali. Till date , every Thursday there is a Qawwali performance at the shrine which starts at 3pm and continues throughout the evening. Data Darbar holds special significance in Nusrat’s Life, his performances here were the one that established him as a Great Qawwal in his native Pakistan and shut those down who accused NFAK of westernizing Qawwali, devotees present during NFAK’s  yearly performances on Urs in Data Darbar Complex are still found describing it as unmatchable and divine. When NFAK performed here first time, story is that Other Qawwals scheduled to perform after NFAK didn’t even got a chance.. why? You obviously know that…

You can read more about Data Darbar Here.

NFAK performing at Data Darbar

What we present today is a set of NFAK performances from Data Darbar Recorded in 1995. We apologize for poor recording Quality…let me assure you that it’s the best available.. Just try to get A feel of The Saints by listening to a man who was no less a “Saint” Himself…..

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Live At Data Drarbar Part 1

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oW2JuV7LZMw&w=420&h=315]

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Live At Data Drarbar Part 2

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5Ok1gpUPpA&w=420&h=315]

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Live At Data Drarbar Part 3

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKel95saMrs&w=420&h=315]

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Live At Data Drarbar Part 4

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j59dZgvKsog&w=420&h=315]

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Live At Data Drarbar Part 5

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R91KI0Mc5ss&w=420&h=315]

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Live At Data Drarbar Part 6

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tamMirsO2lE&w=420&h=315]

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