Musical Evening on Nusrat Fateh Ali at AFD -17th May 2016
Alliance Française de Dhaka arranged a musical evening on 17th May at La Gallerie on the occasion of Book launching of “The Voice of Faith-Nusrat”- by Dr. Pierre-Alain Baud.
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is known as the maestro for sufi and quawali music. The acuity of his voice has amplified the tunes and bits of the quawali beyond the sub-continent. His melody has brought the Sufism into a spiritual light that lets people to feel the peace of mind.
Dr Pierre-Alain Baud, a French music researcher, journalist and former associate researcher at the Music and the World Religions and Culture Departments, University of Dhaka, was closely involved with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s life and music for a decade. The book The Voice of Faith is a personal account of the qawwali maestro’s life as observed by Dr Pierre-Alain Baud, who also spent a significant amount of time in Nusrat’s company and organised a number of his international programs worldwide. The Voice of Faith was published in French and Urdu first, then in English before being translated to Bangla.
The evening was inaugurated by the French Ambassador HE Sophie Aubert. A series of events have been organized to make the evening more lively, some of them were the screening of the films Nusrat, the Last Prophet and Nusrat Has Left the Building, and some concert abstract Paris 1989 Theatre de la Ville. A critical appreciation was also being held by the poet Professor Kaiser Haq. In addition, the famous lalon singer and exponent Farida Parveen discussed about the Lalon and Sufism in the program.
The musical evening was ended with the kobi gan performance by the popluar singer Arif Dewan and Alya Begum Alo.