Last three months have been dry for NusratOnline.com , reasons ranging from legal copyright strikes to professional & personal issues … sorry for that, and for missing NFAK’s death anniversary ( It was very very hard for us too, to miss it ) … we will be back in a week or so.. ..
And to make up for all that , NusratOnline.com will be re-invented for NFAK’ s birth anniversary ( 13th Oct ).. .. be ready to get surprised (even when you know the surprise)…
That said, thanks to all the visitors who kept visiting irrespective of the inactivity.. website recorded a 12.8% increase in Unique visitors … ..
Afro-pop enthusiasts boogie to Salif Keita, Kanda Bongo Man, Youssou N’Dour, and Angélique Kidjo. Proud Celts have Clannad, Altan, and the Chieftains. Brazilian pop fanatics worship Milton Nascimento. But in Alternative Nation, the world-music man of the moment is Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. The one-sheet from his publicist is an alterna-rock wet dream. Peter Gabriel, Trent Reznor, and Eddie Vedder have all worked with him. Joan Osborne wants to study with him. Jeff Buckley has interviewed him for Interview, and techno brats are vying for the remix rights. And the Nusrat bonanza continues, with several new albums and an appearance this Sunday, April 28, on VH-1 (9 p.m.) as part of the VH-1 Honorstribute to the Witness human-rights organization. Continue reading →
It was a late Friday afternoon in 1990 when I got a call at the Los Angeles Times office inviting me to see a show by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan that evening. The qawwali master was performing in, of all places, a conference room at the LAX Airport Hilton, headlining a benefit to help build a cancer hospital in Lahore, Pakistan, hosted by that nation’s cricket hero Imran Khan.
Bombay Streets music album claims to capture the music and essence of Bombay, but how however it is essentially a remixed compilation of a few NFAK hits along with music from Subha Mudgal, Alamgir, M.M. Karim etc.. Don’t expect anything Mumbaiya… just a some rocking Nusrat compilations..