Asif Ali Khan & Party

Asif Ali Khan & Party

 Paris, Île-de-France, FRA

The songs and dances deba, practiced exclusively by women and girls, evoke great Sufi ceremonies celebrating the birth of the Prophet. deba has won the price "France Musique 2009"


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If the late, great Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was known as 'the emperor of qaawali', Asif Ali Khan - who was once hailed by the maestro as one of his best students - has surely emerged as the music's reigning prince. Since Nusrat's death in 1997, Asif has participated in tribute concerts and recordings dedicated to the memory of his teacher, but has developed a style and presence all of his own. While remaining faithful to the sublime traditions of the devotional Sufi music known as qawwali, Asif is hugely popular in his homeland of Pakistan and a powerful figure on the international stage. His music can be meditative and trance-inducing, before, at a turn, becoming thrilling and ecstatic. To hear his voice soaring above the call-and-response choruses, rhythmic hand claps, percussion and harmonium of his accompanying musicians is an inspiring experience, whether you're an adherent of the Sufi faith or not.


« Mazarana » (Long Distance / Harmonia Mundi) 2004

Set List

Asif Ali KHAN : lead vocal
Sarfraz HUSSAIN SHIBLI : harmonium and vocal
Raza HUSSAIN : harmonium and vocal
Tariq Habib Mian : chorus and clapping
Rehmat Ali : chorus and clapping
Shahid Fareed : chorus and clapping
Shah Nawaz HUSSAIN KHAN : chorus and clapping
Imtiaz HUSSAIN SHIBLI : chorus and clapping
Omer Draz HUSSAIN AFTAB : chorus and clapping
Wahid Mumtaz HUSSAIN : chorus and clapping