UW Ethnomusicology Archives demo recordings: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, 1992-11-16  PDF

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University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
UW Ethnomusicology Archives demo recordings: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
1 items  :  OT - 1 DAT (44.1 kHz, 16-bit); (digital, stereo); WD - 1 compact disc (digital, stereo); Duration: 00:47:00
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Recorded at the University of Washington, Music Room 213, during Music 316 class on 11/16/1992 while Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was in residence as a Visiting Artist in Ethnomusicology.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-0974
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was born on Oct. 13, 1948, in Lyallpur (now Faisalbad) in the Punjab province of Pakistan. Members of his family, including his father, had been singing qawwali for six centuries. Mr. Khan was the greatest singer of his generation in the genre of qawwali, which means wise or philosophical utterance. Qawwali songs are based on the devotional poetry of Sufism, a mystical branch of Islam, and often speak of being intoxicated by divine love. He collaborated with secular musicians, Eastern and Western, among them Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam and Peter Gabriel. He was heard on soundtracks of films made in India and Hollywood such as: Martin Scorsese's ''The Last Temptation of Christ'' and Oliver Stone's "Natural Born Killers".

- Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, 48, Pakistani Sufi Singer, New York Times, Jon Pareles

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Recorded by Gary Louie with Panasonic SV-250 DAT recorder.

Performer: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Ensemble.

Contents: Qawwali performance: 1) Introduction by Prof. Lorraine Sakata (1:33); 2) Hamd - Allah Hu Allah Hu Allah Hu - in Rag Khamaj (24:05); 3) Qaul - Man Kun To Maula Fa Haza Ali Un Maula - in Rag Yaman Kalayan, first Tintal then Kehrava (11:05); 4) Rang by Amir Khusro - Aaj Rang He Rima Rang He Ri (10:15).

Total duration: 47:00.

Transmission Data: Digital file created 3/2010 - 93-2.1.aif (44.1 kHz, 16-bit)

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Description Dates
1 optical media : CD - unpublished

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Classical Music, Hindustani
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Qawwali
  • Geographical Names :
  • Asia
  • Pakistan
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Khan, Nusrat Fateh Ali (vocalist)