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March 5th, 2010, 04:21
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Within Temptation, Stand My Ground
I'll see them live in April. :-)
The link provided doesn't work BTW, JemyM. Neither does 'XTC, Dear God' and 'Green Day, Boulevard of Broken Dreams', but I found them and enjoyed them anyway. :-)
I'm currently listening to the master of qawwali: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
Nusrat said qawwali's like jazz, he improvised his music.
"Artists as diverse as Massive Attack, Eddie Vedder and Peter Gabriel acknowledged Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan as one of the world's most inspired and inspiring singers."
Remembering Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Qawwalis tend to begin gently and build steadily to a very high energy level in order to induce hypnotic states both among the musicians and within the audience.
To get a taste:
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Shamas-ud-doha, Badar-ud-doja!
Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Live Concert in London - nearly 2 hrs:
"One of the best performances available on line. This is truly voice of heaven on earth. Following are the 3 tracks: 1. Shams ud Doha Badrud Doja 2. Kehna Ghalat Ghalat Chupana Sahi Sahi 3. Nit Khair Mangan Sohniya Mein Teri 4. Kali Kali Zulfon ke Phanday na Daalo Great sound and video quality. I'll stop here and let the maestro himself mesmerize you."
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Live in London
I have to agree: mesmerizing. Pity he died so young (49 years).