This day (August 16, 1997), in London, England, died Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, a Pakistani singer of Qawwali, the devotional music of the Sufis.
Digest Tracklist :
Haq Ali Ali Haq (1992) . w/ Michael Brook – The Making of Night Song . Akhiyaan Udeek Diyan . Raga Mala . w/ Peter Gabriel & Friends – In Your Eyes . Dayaar-E-Ishq Mein . Kalam.Haji Ghulam Farid Faridi .
 Peter Gabriel, Natalie Merchant, Michael Stipe, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Gloria Estefan, Pete Townshend, Sinead O’Connor, Rod Stewart et many others. They all participate in the VH1 Honors Witness concert at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles >> 92 MINUTES on RVM >>
 Pakistani legend Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan will sing at Theatre de la Ville in Paris >> 130 MINUTES on RVM >>
 Eddie Vedder and Jeff Ament both from Pearl Jam will perform next to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s nephew to celebrate ‘Dead Man Walking,’ the movie at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA >> 28 MINUTES on RVM >>
 Pakistani legend, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Live performs in Coventry, England. >> 119 MINUTES on RVM >>
 Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan will be at Concert Southall in London >> 178 MINUTES on RVM >>
@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.