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possibly the best Real World recording,
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This review is from: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: Shahbaaz (Audio CD)
The opening piece is about Al-Hallaj the Sufi who was martyred on the cross. Not only is the music infectious and the rhythm and singing ecstatic but the song is about one of the greatest Muslim Sufi Mystics, the man who was so God-intoxicated he claimed 'I am God', 'I am the truth'. The orthodoxy of the day found this talk heretical and promptly had him crucified.
Then the last track: Jewleh Lal
Perhaps the best Qawwali piece I have ever heard. It has an intoxicating rhythm and musical structure and the improvisations move the ensemble to such a climax that you feel yourself lifting up towards the heavens.
Don't miss out the opportunity of picking this up.