This day (August 16, 1997), in London, England, died Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, a Pakistani singer of Qawwali, the devotional music of the Sufis.
Wikipedia : This day (August 16, 1997), in London, England, died Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, a Pakistani singer of Qawwali, the devotional music of the Sufis.
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan :
@allmusic : Without doubt the most important qawwal is Fateh Ali Khan & Party — Party is a generic term for a qawwali ensemble but is also used in Sikhism and to describe some classical music ensembles, for example, shehnai maestro Bismillah Khan & Party.
@last.fm : Nusrat took over his family’s qawwali party in 1971 after the death of his father and his uncle. In Pakistan, his first major hit was the song “Haq Ali Ali”. This was performed in a traditional style and with traditional instrumentation, and featured only sparse use of Nusrat’s innovative sargam improvisations.
Video : Haq Ali Ali Haq (1994) . w/ Michael Brook – My heart, my life . Akhiyaan Udeek Diyan . Raga Mala . w/ Peter Gabriel & Friends – In Your Eyes . Dayaar-E-Ishq Mein . Kalam.Haji Ghulam Farid Faridi .