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Devotional & Love Songs
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Devotional & Love Songs
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
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Recorded in the wake of the late Khan's triumphant performance at the 1985 WOMAD festival, this 10-track collection features the lighter, folkier side of the Pakistani classical music singer's repertoire. Accompanied by hi...  more »

      
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All Artists: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Title: Devotional & Love Songs
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Real World
Release Date: 2/12/1993
Genres: World Music, Pop
Styles: Far East & Asia, India & Pakistan, Pakistan
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 017046230025, 0017046230056, 0077778656050

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Recorded in the wake of the late Khan's triumphant performance at the 1985 WOMAD festival, this 10-track collection features the lighter, folkier side of the Pakistani classical music singer's repertoire. Accompanied by his nine-member "party" on acoustic guitar, mandolin, and a full complement of tabla and harmonium, Khan unleashes typically stunning vocal phrases marked by blinding speed, cutting tone, and unearthly ornamentation. The infectious "Yaad-E-Nabi Gulshan Mehka," with lyrics in praise of Muhammed, finds the qawwali singer at his most effervescent, while the ghazal (love song) "Mast Nazroon Se Allah Bachhae" features an insistent hand-clapped rhythm and the full Party chorus singing together in unison. --James Rotondi

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Exhilirating
Karam Khan | Surrey, British Columbia (BC) Canada | 07/14/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Nusrat Fateh Ali has a commanding voice and booming sonic presence. the Music of Qawalli is often an acquired listening experience. While i cannot speak for the listeners who listen to this musical form without knowing the linguistic intricacy and beauty mentioned in Qawalli verses, i can speak for the ones that do know the language its mostly sung in. Musically the soundscape is beautiful and full of range and pleasing to the ear, knowing the lyrics behind it however gives the listener a totally new , almost religious sense of experience to this music, which most people feel is a very trance like state often that Whirling dervishes go into.However anyone can truly enjoy the bliss featured within Qawalli rhythms and melodies which often seem natural, resonating with the listener's mindsets. The Japanese have claimed to have said that God resides in the vocal chords of Nusrat. The range expressed herein might bring that statement to elevation. It is not for everyone though. Qawalli music often takes patience to grow into a listening experienceOnce the rapture of the sounds have you, its hard to let go."
Amazing CD
vyas_shashin | United States | 05/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have no words to express my opinion about this CD. Even if i don't understand many of the Urdu words, i still enjoy listining it at night. One of my friends from Pakistan gave me the cd to listen and now i think i'll buy this CD very soon."
Outstanding introduction of western instruments into Qawali
none | right behind you | 10/03/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The quality of the recordings on this CD are awesome. Especially for fans of older classical qawali where the recordings don't compare to the dynamic acoustic ranges in live Qawali. The introduction of western string instruments blend nicely without being intrusive.The dynamic range of this recording only adds to the splendor of the melodious mix of the poetry with the music. This is especially true for fans who understand the words. The words coming through the vocals of Nusrat with the tabla and clapping rhythms pierce your emotions, uplifting and saddening, haunting and beautiful.This is CD is a MUST-HAVE for fans of Qawali. This recording is an intercourse of east and west in its classical form."