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Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan -The Man Behind the Scenes

Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan – The Man behind Qawwali

If NFAK was the thunder that entranced the world, Farrukh was the rain of melody that followed..

“Nusrat is now the symbol of the family name and its tradition. He is the prestige that has been brought to our house. His popularity and the respect he commands has immortalized our family. Nusrat is a living legend.I think of only one thing, That may Allah reward him more and more with greater honour.  Honours such as have not been received by any other artiste. We consider his honour to be ours and his unprecedented popularity to be our own. Our hearts beat for each other, we feel each other’s pain and pleasure. We may have different names and bodies but our hearts beat as one.”

These were the words of Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan when he was asked about NFAK’s unimaginable success. Farrukh was the driving soul of the party , A man with a great voice with varying texture, a prodigy of music and the greatest Harmonium player of his era , he even composed many of NFAK songs, though Nusrat always tried to credit him as the “Music Director of Ensemble”  he never took any credit… the pious soul was happy with what he had, and was forever thankful to god for being NFAK’s Brother. Farrukh was a great classical singer too, it he did many solo Jugalbandis with NFAK . He frequently used to beautify NFAK’s improvisations with his “Textured Alaap” .. very often Nusrat used to praise him in between song by nodding his head or sometimes even saying “Subhaan Allah” . He very easily used to cover the mistakes of other party members and was great at tune transitions. Read the rest of this entry

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan LIve At Drchester, London 1993, CitiBank Concert

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Live At  Drchester Hotel London 1993 – DVD (H.Q)
City Bank Concert…
1. Introduction
2. Allah Hoo 18:39
3. Nami Danam 16:04
4. Akhiyan Udeek Diyan 14:40
5. Mera Piya Ghar Aya 11:40
6. Ho Karam Ki Nazar 14:53
7. Chaap Tilak Cheen Lee 15:20
8. Tum Ek Gorakhdhanda Ho 17:01
9. Je Toon Rab Noon Mananan 12:57
10. Ham Apni Sham Ko 08:51
11. Sanoon Ek Pal Chain Na 05:14
12. Yeh Jo Halka Halka Saroor 16:28
13. Allah Muhammad Char Yaar 04:15
14. Dam Mast Qalander 07:48

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Ustad Tari Khan ” a few awesome Jugalbandi ” Part 1

Ustad Tari Khan (1953, Lahore) is a famous master tabla player from Pakistan. You can read more about him here.

Ustad Tari Khan

What we present today is some of the awesome Jugalbandisbetween NFAK & Tari Khan during 1992-1994 in USA . If use are classical fan, there is noway you wont enjoy it. If your are not into classical, then it quiet possible that you will become one today after listening to  these Jugalbandi.

Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Ustad Tari Khan, Washington

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