Faculty of Music Concert: Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is a popular Pakistani singer, primarily of Qawwali, the devotional music of the Muslim Sufis. He began his career at the age of three, performing and studying under the tutelage of the “King of Qawwali”, Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Since then he has taken on the responsibility of carrying forward his 600 year old family legacy by spreading qawwali to audiences across the globe. He has also gained a vast following through his work in Bollywood and has regularly sold out arena tours in the UK, the US, the Middle East and India.
Khan will perform alongside The Fusion Project, an ensemble of students from Oxford University brought together by their shared mission to revive and make accessible the beauty of Indian Classical Arts.
The programme will comprise of a series of original fusion compositions and qawwalis arranged and produced by Rushil Ranjan, the lead singer and guitarist of the Fusion Project. Along with Khan’s impressive vocals they will feature western vocals, tabla drums and a bansuri.
Tickets available from Tig.mus/rahat