Saturday, January 22, 2011

Music guaranteed to elevate the spirit


Move quickly for a remarkable bargain on amazon.co.uk. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's Devotional Songs album is selling for £3.99 including UK delivery in CD format or £4.14 for MP3 download. This 1988 album captures the great Qawwali singer and his party of backing musicians in a programme of Sufi devotional music. But don't be put off by the word 'devotional'. This is inspirational and mystical music created to elevate the spirit and bring the listener closer to God. The former benefit is available to all even if the latter depends on individual circumstances. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan worked on projects with a number of Western musicians. These included a collabaration with Peter Gabriel on Martin Scorcese's film adaption of Nikos Kazantzakis' The Last Temptation of Christ and working with Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder on a film soundtrack. More sounds of Sufism including a podcast here.

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2 comments:

Pliable said...

Two other Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan CDs are available from amazon.co.uk for £3.99.

Love Songs - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Songs-Nusrat-Fateh-Khan/dp/B000024ZUH/ref=pd_bxgy_m_h__img_c

Mustt Mustt - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mustt-Nusrat-Fateh-Ali-Khan/dp/B00000DR6P/ref=pd_bxgy_m_h__img_c

Alec said...

Just as you thought there was a corner of the Internet free of him, Crazy Frog does Nusrat:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVFVIZNJap0

Far more agreeable fusion of cultures in Hebrew Qawali:

http://tinyurl.com/5wtlnfj