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A Cross-Cultural Musical Experience
The Melbourne Arts Center is host to many great performances from around the world. One of the greatest Pakistani singers of all times, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, is coming to perform at Hamer Hall for one night only on 22nd September at 7:30pm and it promises to be a sell-out show.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Many of you may not be familiar with this singer. Allow me to introduce him to you.
Born to a family of great musicians and singer, Rahat Fateh was born in 1974 in the household of the legendary singer Fateh Ali Khan. Both his father, Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan, and father's brother, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, reached world-wide fame, and the latter composed fusion songs with many Western singers throughout his career.
[ADVERT]The family mainly sings "Qawwali", which is a devotional music of the Sufis, and a revered form of singing in Pakistan and India, and throughout the world in Sufi circles. Rahat Fateh also sings "Ghazal", one of the principal poetic forms in Persia, India, Pakistan and surrounds, used to express deepest human emotion. He is also an acclaimed playback singer in the Indian and Pakistani film industries.
What you can expect at Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's Concert is beautiful, melodious singing in an out-of-this-world voice. Khan will sing in Urdu predominantly, but as they say, Music is a Universal Language, and Khan's music can be enjoyed by anyone who appreciates a good singing voice. Khan is usually accompanied with his own musicians, who specialize in musical instruments such as tabla (traditional drums), bansuri (traditional flute), daf (traditional large frame handheld drum) and so forth. With traditional outfits, extraordinary music, and a melodious voice, it will be a treat for the eyes and the ears, and mostly a pleasure for the mind and soul.