2015, Fri, Aug 07

A Voice from Heaven – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

D: Giuseppe Asaro, Pakistan/India/Canada/USA 2001, 75 min, in English

A Voice from Heaven – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan , film still | © Promo

A Voice from Heaven – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan , film still | © Promo

Tribute to the Qawwali master singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Guiseppe Asaro’s documentary pays homage to the work of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, who made Qawwali, Sufi prayer song, famous far beyond the borders of Pakistan. Collaborations with musicians like Peter Gabriel or Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder cemented his status as ambassador for this ancient tradition. Live recordings capture the ecstatic stage presence and emotional voice of this master singer; interviews with colleagues and family members address the legacy of this unique artist who died in 1997 at the age of 48.