Found on the Web: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

posted by Tom Moon on September 14, 2009 at 3:51 pm
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Cool Find! A live performance with excellent audio from the late qawwali master, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

The great  Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (1948-1997) was among the most inventive vocal improvisors of all time, the John Coltrane of devotional singing. This (alas, undated) clip from Pakistan TV shows him at peak power, churning simple repetitive expressions into wondrous, beseeching, grandly spiraling phrases.

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