I can bet , this will be a complete new experience for you ” NFAK giving an interview in English ( believe me, he sounds innocent, funny but NFAK isn’t shy at all ) . Live performances include pure and simple short performances of Allah Hoo and Mast Mast . NFAK’s throat wasn’t at best that day. He admitted it himself before the performance and of course you wont notice a thing, he remains at his best .
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan performing Haq Ali Ali ( Ali Maula Ali) at Womadelaide (WOMAD at Adelaide (Australia) ) at his best blending great classical tunes into Hypnotic Qawwali rhythms. We Heartly Thank, kallashah (Original Uploader) for this great treasure..
NFAK without doubt remained the most loved act of the three day festival (24-26th Fab 1995). Here is what a reviewer had to say
An Epic Performance in an epic Quality, hats off to Dear Asim Hussain Ji (nusratfan.com) for yet another great upload….. The following performance took place on 15th July at Bracknell’s South Hill Park, and is popularly considered as the root of WOMAD and World Music itself.. Enjoy the traditional Nusrat With Traditional tunes and a lot of great ragas and sargams…
The term ” first contact” is often used when a new life-form is discovered in Alien Movies. This Concert performance of NFAK was nothing less than ” The First Contact” of the french audience present in the crowd with Music of “Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan”. When coming out of the concert, most of them felt deeply moved or even transported to different reality (as they themselves reported), the last two hours were imprinted on their lives forever….
Before I post the audio and video links to this performance, lets first talk about this concert in particular and why I feel that it’s best ever. First, NFAK was in his best improvisation mood that day, placed in front of a almost french crowd, who he knew wouldn’t understand a word he utters, sargams and fireworks were the best he could do, and it lead to some of the best improvisations ever.