‘Velvet Fire’ – the Legacy of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan by Dinuk Wijeratne

Dinuk Wijeratne NFAKDinuk 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.

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Nusrat Was My Elvis ( featuring Amitabh Bachchan & Peter Gabriel)

nusrat live radio WNYC New SoundsNusrat was my Elvis! takes an in depth and historians take on Emergence, International impact & Legacy of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. The programme features interviews of Celebrity Fans such as Amitabh Bachchan, Peter Gabriel & many prominent music personalities and taking about cultural impact of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan on Pakistan & Asians. You will get to listen one of the first recorded Qawwali’s of NFAK & excerpts of some of his greatest entrancing tracks. The program was received by high praise in music journals…

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How to Be a World Music Star – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

What it took for NFAK to become a world music superstar. Find out in a wonderful documentary piece released last year with unseen pics,footage and interviews plus a beautiful description by Michael Brook (who now looks very old, imagine how NFAK would have looked like now….)…

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Nusrat , B&W and yet filled with infinite colours

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The Fourth & Largest tenor – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan dragging Qawwali into the 21st century

The Global Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

The Global Nusrat

PHIL SWEENEY from “The Independent” calls Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan the best and largest tenor (the highest male singing voice) and  recommend him over Luciano, Placido and Jose (most Popular Opera Voices of 90’s). Author goes on to describe his collaborations and innovative experiments which Though we know pretty well that “the best tenor” tag will never be enough to sum up the huge NFAK ( In each and every possible translation of this statement). Read this article for a great take on the “New Nusrat with his Experiments & Fusion”

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan annoys purists, but he is also dragging Qawwali into the 21st century.

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