Tag: Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn

  • Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet

    Curatorial skills are key in designing an album’s flow, and from the Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn opener to Joe Henderson’s “Punjab” at the tail end, the guitarist connects quite a few dots on the new Natural Selection. A feisty little gig at Newport last summer still floats through my mind; there’s something unique about the […]

  • The Double Life of Vera Bila

    There have been few less likely singing sensations than Vera Bila, the Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn of gypsy music. The subject of this intimate documentary about an artist trapped between her Romany roots and artistic potential, Bila is a golden-voiced and fascinatingly unhealthy-looking Slovakian Gypsy. She shares a modest flat in the Bohemian village of […]