Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s classic album Shahbaaz re-issued to mark 30th anniversary

We are pleased to announce Shahbaaz, a classic traditional album by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Party, will be re-issued on LP and CD to mark 30 years since its original release.

Recorded live at Real World Studios in 1990 whilst Khan was working on his seminal collaboration album Mustt Mustt with Michael Brook, Shahbaaz is a traditional affair, exhibiting the very essence of Qawwali music in beautiful acoustic surroundings.

The album, which was originally released in May 1991, features some of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan‘s most famous qawwals, such as ‘Shahbaaz Qalandar’ and ‘Jewleh Lal’, and captures the undisputed master of Qawwali in the prime of his career.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Party lose themselves in this collection of ancient songs with lyrics recalling Sufi poetry and stories. Shahbaaz is intense, ecstatic and uplifting.

Shahbaaz will be re-issued on CD and vinyl on 21st January 2022 and is available to pre-order now.


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  • Shahbaaz

    Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

    Released 27 May 1991

    Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan again displays his musical inventiveness blending the popular Qawwali (devotional Sufi) form with elements of the highly classical vocal tradition known as khyal (Persian for imagination), a style once enjoyed only by the elite. This musical fusion draws on a range of lyrical material, appealing to Muslims, Sikhs, Hindus and even atheists.

By Online Editor

Main image: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan at WOMAD Morecambe Bay, 1990. Photo credit: Sue Belk.

Published on Wed, 01 December 21

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