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

Overview of the Collection

Creator
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
Title
UW Ethnomusicology Archives studio recordings: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Dates
1992-11-16
Quantity
2 items  :  OT - 2 DATs (digital, stereo); 2 WAV files (44.1, 16-bit); Duration: 2:36:00
Collection Number
1997012
Summary
Studio session of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and his ensemble, recorded November 16, 1992, University of Washington Music Building, room 35.
Repository
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
98195-3450
Telephone: 206-543-0974
ethnoarc@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Access is restricted.

Languages
English


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

Performers: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and his Ensemble.

Recorded by Gary Louie with Panasonic SV-3700 DAT recorder.

Live to stereo mix-down - "Sound Workshop series 20" mixer.

Microphones: Neumann KM140 (2); Neumann KM84 (2); AKG C451E (1).

DATs transferred to WAV files 8/2012: 97-12.1_OT_(92).wav, 97-12.2_OT_(92).wav

Documentation: Set-up diagram of live recording and notes on tape content (2 pp.)

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Description Dates
1997012-0001: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Studio Session (beg.)
1 audiotape : DAT
1992-11-16
1997012-0002: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Studio Session (concl.)
1 audiotape : DAT
1992-11-16

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 (performer)