Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Submitted by on Oct 9, 2015

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

The famous Pakistani musician known execution in the traditional style of Cavalli (Qawwali), music on the poems of Sufi poetry. Khan even got into the Guinness Book of Records (Guinness Book of World Records) – by 2001 he published 125 albums in the style of Cavalli, which is an absolute record.

Author: Pauline Chelpanova

Born Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan in 1948 in Faisalabad in Pakistan (Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan). He was the fifth child and first son Fateh Ali Khan (Fateh Ali Khan), a musician, instrumentalist and performer Cavalli; in general, in this ancient old Cavalli played for the past six centuries. By the way, the father Nusrat did not wish his son to go on this path and become a musician – on the contrary, he did his best to persuade him to choose another, more ‘serious’ profession, like doctor. Not surprisingly, the Fateh wanted to see the son of a doctor – Cavalli actor at the time had not the highest social status. However, the Nusrat, who grew up in an atmosphere of music, did not want to deal with anything else, and soon even his father was forced to admit – a boy and a lot of really gifted musically. For Khan, Jr. began to study hard – it helped a lot when his uncle.

At the age of 16 years, Han made his first appearance before the public, and recorded his first young musician released in 1973. Two years before, in 1971, his father died, and Nusrat officially became the head of a rather large family – he had one brother and four older sisters. The song ‘Haq Ali Ali’, performed in a traditional style and with traditional instruments, became a hit in Pakistan, and soon the name Khan has increasingly been on the ear.

He continued to work hard and be recorded. Even before it came to international fame, Khan released the incredibly large number of records both at home and on small labels abroad. Entries is often not the best quality, but the market in Pakistan and India (India) was just flooded with them.

The British public first heard Khan in 1980, after his speech, he was a welcome guest at all folk festivals. It is noteworthy that Khan, who was on the spot and tried to experiment with the style of Cavalli, gradually lost the trust of Pakistanis who oppose innovation and want to hear their traditional music in its primordial sound. Generally, Cavalli – pursuant to the music of Sufi poetry – has traditionally been used for ritual purposes during the rites and celebrations, at the tombs of Sufi saints and sheikhs. Thus, the ‘upstart’ Khan annoyed many in his homeland, but its growing popularity outside Pakistan really impressed.

In 1990, he released the album ‘Mustt Mustt’, and then it literally dozens of albums began to emerge in America and Europe. With Khan willingly collaborated many famous western artists – it is always a dimension of the exotic in their composition. So, he had to be recorded with Eddie Vedder (Eddie Vedder), Tim Robbins (Tim Robbins), a group of ‘Massive Attack’, Peter Gabriel (Peter Gabriel). After working together with Gabriel on the soundtrack to the film “The Last Temptation of Christ ‘(‘ The Last Temptation Of Christ ‘), in

yshedshem in 1985, Khan went to the ever new invitation; he kept a lot of recorded and toured.

Number of albums Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was in the end a lot of the record, he received an official confirmation from the representatives of the Guinness Book of Records – in 2001 it became the official record, thus publish performer in the style of Cavalli with his 125 albums.

His latest album – ‘Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: The Final Studio Recordings’ – he wrote in 1997, shortly before his death, but he went much later, in the new millennium.

He died Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan suddenly, at age 48, it happened August 16, 1997-th. The reason for the early death of the musician became a cardiac arrest. However, even after the death of Khan his records continued to come.

It is known that Khan was married to his cousin Nahid (Naheed), there was only one married daughter, Nida (Nida).

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