It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
Change Skin

We created Pandora to put the Music Genome Project directly in your hands

It’s a new kind of radio –
stations that play only music you like

 
Create an account for free. Register
Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (Traditional)

Without doubt the most important qawwal is Nusrat 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. Dubbed Shahen-Shah-e-Qawwali (the Brightest Star in Qawwali), he was born on October 13, 1948, in Lyallpur in the Punjab Province of Pakistan. He made his first recording in 1973 in Pakistan and a number of early EMI (Pakistan) albums jointly billed him with his uncle Mubarak Ali Khan. Since these mainly cassette albums were invariably undated and numerous, it is difficult to place them in any more accurate chronological sequence than catalog-number order. Between 1973 and 1993 his recorded output could only be described as prodigious, with more than 50 album releases to his name on numerous Pakistani, British, American, European and Japanese labels. Heavily over-recorded, blighted with a rash of poppy remix albums or albums with Westernized instrumentation or arrangements, his recorded work is a mire to suck in the uninitiated and their money. Converts, however, do not escape scot-free. Although some releases hint at their nature with coded titles such as Volume 4 Punjabi (Oriental Star CD SR013) from 1990 or Ghazals Urdu (Oriental Star CD SR055) from 1992, the chosen language and style is frequently a matter of conjecture or uncertainty. While the Western market is saturated with his work, the Indian market is supersaturated, and his recorded output is in danger of overwhelming any sense of taste.

Real World was the label largely responsible for Khan's breakthrough into a non-Indian audience. It was their marketing skills and the platform provided by the WOMAD organization which introduced him to Westerners. Mustt Mustt (Real World CD RW 15) released in 1990 was a deliberate attempt to target the white market with its non-traditional arrangements, yet it seems positively cherubic beside later abominations. "All these albums are experiments," he told me in 1993. "There are some people who do not understand at all but just like my voice. I add new lyrics and modern instruments to attract the audience. This has been very successful." Success, however, bred indifference to the virtues and values of the original music. Many find the remix albums, the Western and youth-market releases, a source of despair: buyer beware remains the watchword. When singing his traditional work he remains peerless. Many fans regret the dilution of his talent that has occurred with his "experiments." However, in 1994, reportedly tired of unauthorized releases, he took greater control of both his business affairs and his concert and recording activities. With his international renown at an all-time peak, Khan died on August 16, 1997; a seemingly endless procession of posthumous releases appeared in the years to follow. ~ Ken Hunt, Rovi
full bio

Selected Discography

x

Track List: The Last Prophet

Comments

The biography is suspect: reader beware. I sat right next to Mr Khan in the hallway of a Chicago hotel, I think it was The Sheraton near Navy Pier, when he was the main attraction for the APPNA (Association of Pakistani Physicians of North America) Conference in 2001 (may have been 2000, but I'm pretty sure it was 2001). Apparently, rigor mortis from his purported death in 1997 had not yet set in.... Nor did I smell any signs of decompositio n . Have a nice day.
The biography is suspect: reader beware. I sat right next to Mr Khan in the hallway of a Chicago hotel, I think it was The Sheraton near Navy Pier, when he was the main attraction for the APPNA (Association of Pakistani Physicians of North America) Conference in 2001 (may have been 2000, but I'm pretty sure it was 2000). Apparently, rigor mortis from his purported death in 1997 had not yet set in.... Nor did I smell any signs of decompositio n . Have a nice day.
Love nusrat voice
Incredibly powerful vocals
Good Song
afrojack0510
Good song
francisco065 7
Beautiful song and lyrics
afrojack64
Nice I have heard this kinda of music
afrojack64
Nice song ever
afrojack64
Good song nice
sutsut5
Why people won't commit back
By the time many like me started getting to understand his music, he was no more!
What an ocean of musical talent he was.
Josh Peck Is Stupid
Sorry what said Nustat fans I sorry Nusrat Fehat Ali khan is a great singer
Sorry WhT I wrote with my other account
Nusrat F**k Fatah Phil
Nudtat F**k Phil
Nicki F**k Manajj
F**k Nicki Manajj
Lewis Black
Dr. F**k Phil By Lewis Black
Hail Mary Featuring Young Jeezy And Lil Wayne By Trey Songz Trigga
Sex for your stereo
Don't you be on that bull s**t
I Used To Your Man But I Woke up as your friend
Chris Brown Wet The Bed Featuring Ludacris
team871
F**k All Y'all Nurant Fans Listen To Chris Brown Music F**k Yall
Great Paky Music
I believe that stonemoney is correct. Nusrat is not a Sikh. Nusrat can be called a Sufi, if it pleases him.
I thought Nusrat was a Sufi, not a Sikh. I think there is a misprint in the Bio.
n.farooqui
English Translation. .

To my eyes floods of tears, to my heart wounds of sorrow--was all he gifted
Which bounty of his should I mention? I asked for love, but sorrow was all he gifted.

He claimed he rushed to console me: but look, such consolation
Shattering the kaaba of my heart, idols of desire was all he gifted.

The heart trembles with every pleading, the eye is scared stiff to weep
Such was his love as he left me, a promise was all he gifted.

Credit: Shantanu Phukan
I like the traditional Qawwal. I don't understands a words they are saying, but I follow the spirit of the music. Even with the death of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, the spirit of the qawwal lives on both in his music and other artists. This is coming from someone that enjoys J S Bach.
genius magic in his voice..
His voice is just magical. I do not know a thing about music, but when I listen to him, I get lost somewhere!
bard_reincar n a t e
my pakistani friend faheem turned me on to nusrat, what a genius! he taught at the university of washington for a short while, apperently seattle stil knew enough about good music to find his voice
great piece, I don't know what it is about his traditional qawwalis but they always take me to a different place of rhythm, harmony and sometimes ecstasy!
ehaensgen
the music is in all of us. lets remember again.
The notes read: No Lyrics Available ... ha! In this track (Fault Lines), he sings the names of the notes ... ahhh ... Ga Pa Ma-aaa! .... Sa Ga Pa Ma ... and so on ... mesmerizing !
Traditional or Re-mix ... I don't care; his music opens my heart ... and I don't even know the translations .
I have really been digging having World Music on while I work, it gets me in the zone and feeling peaceful and productive
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, a Muslim from Pakistan, recorded 200+ albums and thousands of concerts. I wrote a tribute to Khan titled "Wah Wah Ustad Jee", by Fazeel Azeez Chauhan. There are endless discoveries on the journey of Qawali music
all praises are due to Allah, may Allah grant him paradise
aleyajung
I feel priveleged to have been part of the experience of Listenibg to him live at Radio city music hall, NYC, it is unfortunate that this world lost him very early, the best way to listen to him is the traditional way, please refrain from the remixes, it adultrates what this great artist has to say
I love this man, his voice is inspirationa l .
Shahen-Shah- e - Q a w w a l i = EMPEROR of Qawwali!
Show more

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[93, 81, 67, 85, 68, 121, 95, 93, 90, 95, 94, 86, 95, 72, 110, 120, 77, 102, 118, 101, 109, 113, 91, 105, 106, 107, 89, 84, 69, 72, 71, 111, 82, 93, 71, 116, 115, 87, 85, 120, 118, 76, 116, 124, 118, 122, 121, 90, 74, 122, 96, 72, 86, 65, 104, 95, 110, 73, 123, 82, 109, 97, 69, 125, 125, 94, 105, 119, 116, 103, 66, 73, 84, 86, 87, 89, 124, 88, 106, 81, 81, 121, 73, 87, 85, 95, 111, 127, 85, 110, 98, 104, 77, 105, 90, 77, 118, 125, 104, 80, 98, 125, 110, 114, 126, 81, 73, 108, 118, 118, 87, 82, 77, 93, 108, 73, 91, 91, 64, 78, 116, 91, 109, 95, 103, 77, 116, 75, 90, 118, 79, 75, 118, 117, 123, 103, 117, 124, 65, 79, 76, 78, 83, 90, 88, 66, 105, 102, 89, 112, 121, 118, 88, 65, 112, 89, 95, 77, 115, 66, 117, 86, 99, 116, 118, 94, 81, 69, 118, 68, 93, 100, 126, 68, 70, 84, 97, 103, 87, 70, 88, 125, 124, 102, 96, 121, 122, 72, 99, 85, 72, 95, 87, 64, 119, 72, 87, 78, 79, 64, 85, 75, 96, 93, 98, 87, 111, 83, 101, 126, 75, 64, 75, 124, 122, 84, 76, 108, 124, 69, 118, 81, 65, 113, 72, 90, 83, 90, 105, 64, 86, 68, 97, 101, 107, 116, 95, 107, 97, 86, 127, 125, 122, 76, 122, 84, 102, 69, 88, 107, 112, 124, 123, 111, 101, 108, 114, 64, 121, 73, 110, 92, 81, 111, 101, 96, 127, 67, 118, 123, 113, 88, 82, 122, 81, 80, 110, 94, 125, 124, 72, 108, 102, 116, 102, 87, 81, 93, 93, 89, 122, 93, 123, 79, 90, 120, 96, 120, 117, 77, 65, 109, 98, 107, 72, 69, 107, 101, 111, 77, 111, 103, 64, 70, 75, 100, 112, 78, 101, 106, 102, 119, 111, 69, 68, 69, 90, 110, 106, 98, 68, 107, 67, 71, 118, 101, 101, 83, 126, 64, 75, 79, 99, 118, 78, 70, 88, 118, 108, 88, 94, 121, 84, 92, 69, 116, 119, 110, 79, 108, 77, 122, 124, 99, 107, 65, 74, 79, 124, 102, 97, 92, 104, 127, 93, 117, 69, 70, 127, 71, 100, 124, 86, 107, 84, 70, 101, 90, 127, 119, 68, 97, 66, 70, 78, 97, 112, 74, 79, 110, 109, 68, 73, 66, 93, 94, 121, 71, 65, 100, 121, 88, 80, 73, 107, 125, 92, 95, 114, 72, 83, 127, 111, 71, 111, 103, 73, 100, 86, 85, 82, 70, 71, 102, 101, 84, 99, 94, 76, 104, 68, 115, 88, 67, 95, 67, 67, 119, 127, 115, 101, 100, 109, 69, 70, 121, 125, 86, 101, 69, 81, 102, 95, 64, 119, 67, 110, 115, 64, 105, 91, 84, 117, 77, 115, 93, 82, 74, 127, 77, 85, 81, 123, 81, 85, 80, 116, 116, 120, 79, 67, 118, 81, 103, 115, 68, 87, 75, 84, 110, 77, 71, 120, 113, 125, 96, 97, 87, 106, 106, 74, 127]