Qawwali' means literally 'utterance' and the Qawwal is the mouthpiece of Divine Power; 'We do not sing, we are made to sing'. This is the devotional music of the Sufis - the mystical sect of Islam, intended to elevate the spirit and bring both performer and listener closer to God. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (1948-1997) is considered the greatest exponent of Qawwali. A man of impressive, even daunting, stature, the emotional intensity and soaring power of his voice transcends all boundaries of language and religion and has popularised this beautiful and inspirational music beyond Muslim people to audiences world-wide. 'Shahen-Shah' was his first Real World recording (as well as being the second-ever release on the label) and was responsible for introducing this extraordinary singer to a new generation. Each vocal performance on this record is utterly captivating, drawing you in, erasing everything else around you. A voice like no other - undulating, glorious and transporting the listener to a higher plane.
Track Listing: 1. Shamas-ud-doha, Badar-ud-doja - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (11.04) 2. Allah, Mohammed, Char, Yaar - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (11.29) 3. Kali Kali Zulfon Ke Phande Nah Dalo - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (11.46) 4. Meri Ankhon Ko Bakhshe Hain Aansoo - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (10.55) 5. Nit Khair Mansan Sohnia Main Teri - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (11.52) 6. Kehna Ghalat to Chhupana Sahi Sahi - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (13.59)