Le dernier Prophete

COMPOSERS: Various
LABELS: Quantum Leap Arte
PERFORMER: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
CATALOGUE NO: QLDVD 0299

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With his squat figure and large round face, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan looks like a contented god whom the camera courts for wise counsel, and this disc is certainly the most enlightening of the six.

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A master of qawwali – the sufi chanting, or ‘art of spreading sacred words’, Khan here has amazing vocal control and is also a great improviser. The fact that his extended concert is audio-only hardly disappointed after such an absorbing portrait.