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NFAK Artistic Renditions

Faisalabad’s Streetside Kabab

Getting Off Music for some time now, lets me tell you more about NFAK’s likes, the second most particular one this time.

One of Faisalabad’s Streetside Kabab shops that had privilege to host NFAK

If there was anything else NFAK was ever known for other than Music and nature, it was his appetite. He never used to eat before and during the performances which lasted 5-10 hours. You will be amazed to know that once he ate 70 kebabs in one go after a performance. NFAK was quiet weak when it came to compromising with unfamiliar food, so during his World Tours (which continued for months), he used to face a lot of problems. Once during his Germany visit, he literally lived on fruits for a few days. Another incident happened in Japan where he couldn’t eat Japanese rice and organizers finally had to arrange food from a Indian family living there.

Being the simplest man he was, he always missed the local street-side Kebab shops of Faisalabad. Fans still visit these shops when they miss Nusrat. ..

Faisalabad’s Seekh Kabab, one of NFAK’s Favourite Dish

Nusrat! Live at Meany (University of Washington) 1993, An Unforgettable Concert

Cutting right to chest, if you are a big fan of “Allah Hoo” , then you might be knowing that the most famous version of Allah Hoo was recorded in this concert, I am talking about the 15 minutes versions you might have heard on albums like “Imprint”, “The Emperor” , “Live At Washington University” and any other famous compilation album. This is also the concert that was mentioned in our fan-story in previous post.

Nusrat teaching students at University of Washington 1993

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, was the Celebrity Visiting Artist in the University of Washington Ethnomusicology Program in 1992-93. It was during the end of his visit that there was a sudden demand of a Concert performance, other ensemble members were back in Pakistan, NFAK initially thought of giving a solo performance with Tari Khan on Tabla, however the other member flew in just a few hours before the time. And then they gave us such a great show (after traveling for over 20 hours continuously), hats off to them.

So the performance has all the great tracks “Allah Hoo”, “Man Kunto Maula” (Might be the beat version), “Mast Mast”, “Haq Ali Ali”, “Mera Piya Ghar aaya”…

this video posted below contains the main part of concert, the duo performance with Farrukh and another one with Tari khan will be posted soon..

So gear up for 90 minutes of pure music….

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