University Of Washington invites Celebrity Visiting Artists every year for it’s Ethnomusicology Program. In 1992-93 they took a chance to Invite NFAK, hoping he wont turn up. To their surprise , NFAK happily agreed … why hadn’t he … he was going to get great chance to spread his music to a completely new audience and ample resource for his musical-cross blendings.. .. The program was a huge success as not just students but even faculty members and artists from different universities as well as different parts of USA turned up for the program…the fact that his students became one of the most Hardcore NFAK fans ever was not at all surprising… He also gave one of his most memorable performances ever at Meany(University Theater) after huge request by students . NFAK was awarded an honorary Doctorate later by the University ……… What Follows is a writeup by Professor Hiromi Lorraine Sakata remembering NFAK’s Stay…
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Live At Drchester Hotel London 1993 – DVD (H.Q)
City Bank Concert…
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
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 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….