The master of Sufi devotional music, Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan comes to Singapore on October 5 for a mesmerizing concert that promises to touch your heart and soul with its sheer artistry and honest soulfulness.
Rahat is the master of the rapturous Sufi devotional music form, the qawwali. Heir to the legacy of his uncle the late, great Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, he has acquired the same quality his uncle had of hypnotizing audiences with the power of his voice, and the control he exerts over it.
In his concert at the acoustically magnificent Star Theatre, which comes after a gap of two years, accompanied by his talented music troupe, Rahat's trademark blend of qawwali and modern tunes will showcase the singer's mantra of 'spreading love, peace and harmony'.
Rahat's concerts drive his audiences into a state of ecstasy, with his spellbinding display of Qawwali's intricacies. His incandescently soulful, yet exultant voice soars and swoops through musical numbers, amid settings that range from lush, catchy pop to dreamy, romantic ballads.
Trained from an early age by his uncle, Rahat began performing when he was still very young. Although originally trained in the classical Qawwali genre of music, which originated more than 700 years ago, over the years, he has blended more modern tunes from the Bollywood scene.
To date, he has produced over 50 albums and appeared on the soundtrack to 75 films in Bollywood and worldwide.
In addition to innumerable Bollywood films, Rahat has worked with his uncle in a collaboration with Eddie Veder of Pearl Jam. In 2002, he worked on the soundtrack of The Four Feathers in collaboration with the American composer of orchestral and film music, James Horner. Rahat guested with The Derek Trucks Band on the song Maki Madni for Trucks' album, Joyful Noise. He has contributed to a number of Hollywood feature films including Mel Gibson's Apocalypto and Dead Man Walking.
His honours and awards for singing include Filmfare Awards, Star Screen, Mirchi Music, IIFA, Apsara Awards as well as "Best International Act" at the UK Asian Music Awards 2010 (UK AMAs).
He has toured extensively and performed in Pakistan, India, United Kingdom and all around the world.
Rahat can make his voice reach out to the heavens and bring it down to the soothing hush of a lullaby. A renowned exponent of the qawwali artform where spirituality and sensuality meet, Rahat's concerts are unmissable for their sheer virtuosity and poignant renditions.
event by Jade Group asia
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