A Pakistani Legend Lives On
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan performed to a sold out house at the Colden Center in Flushing, in mid-April. Khan is the nephew of the late great qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Listen to Lara Pellegrinelli's report from the show, above.
Rahat's family has an unbroken, 600-year tradition of performing qawwali. Before his famed uncle's death in 1997, Nusrat trained and appointed Rahat to be successor of the qawaali party.
Here's a performance by Rahat and Nusrat from the early 90's.
An 11-year-old Rahat with the elder Khan in 1985 performing in Birmingham, England.
Rahat performing in 2006.