No Tweets Just Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

I was too busy working on the house this week to curate a list of Twitterable links so it’s time for a Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan break. Kelly and I were lucky to have seen him in concert back in the 1990s. Here he is at the 1992 WOMAD festival in Yokohama performing “Mustt Mustt.” It’s difficult to translate the lyrics of this Qawwali, but in essence it’s about a state of divine intoxication reminiscent of the Song of Solomon. It was also part of the soundtrack that kept me going through long sessions of hardwood floor nailing in the midst of a very hot August. Those floors are now finished, sanded (by a professional crew) and in use.

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  1. I saw him in concert in Montreal in the 90’s. It was an unbelievable concert that brought the entire audience to another level of awareness. Pure bliss!

    I will never forget it.

    The only other concert that came close was seeing Mercedes Sosa in 1991.

    Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

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