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A Pakistani Legend Lives On

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 KhanListen 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.