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May 11th, 2019


Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Allah Hoo Allah Hoo

In retrospect it was supremely odd that in the late 1980s and through the 1990s it was possible for record labels to successfully release albums of Sufi devotional music. Was it a phase we were all going through? Or was it that the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was at the peak of his power and no-one's heard the like since? That man had an amazing voice. It was muscular and deft, and listening to him was like watching a wrestler stop in his tracks to powerslam an opponent who was running the ropes.

Allah Hoo Allah Hoo was one of his most popular songs. Obviously some people are never going to want to listen to religiously inspired works, but if you can get past that then you can luxuriate in the bright strings and rolling rhythms all wrapped up in that voice. Find this one on the 1992 album Devotional Songs.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Allah Hoo Allah Hoo