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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Pakistani singer

Khan, Pakistan's best-known, most talented qawwali singer brought Sufi devotional songs to the West through his collaboration with Eddie Vedder on the soundtrack to Dead Man Walking and Peter Gabriel on The Last Temptation of Christ soundtrack. Qawwali songs, marked by sprawling rhythms and intoxicating lyrics, are the devotional songs of the Sufis — Islamic mystics.

Born: 1948
Died: 1997

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