Thanks to his voice and his ability, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan has brought the power of Qawwali before the whole world. An artist with sufficient virtuosity and liberty to re-ignite the flame has long been awaited and now we have one.
Born in 1962, this young Qawwal has distinguished himself by a tone and expansive vocal abilities reminiscent of his illustrious predecessor whose works he loves to copy. He doesn't hesitate to disorganise the ritual to rouse the audience and impose his personality as soloist, Faiz Ali Faiz is indisputably the great new voice of Qawwali.
“This is what it says on the tin with performers at the top of their game. Spiritual qawwali marries surprisingly well with secular flamenco and both forms share a heightened passion and intensity, assisted by a stellar line-up from both sides of the spectrum.”
Simon Broughton in Songlines
“One of the most respected singers of qawwali – the best known style of Sufi music, Faiz Ali Faiz ’s powerful vocals backed by chorus, tabla and percussion are as rhythmic, hypnotic and powerful as waves breaking on the shore.”
In Rhythm passport