Pakistani legendary singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was not only a gem in Pakistani or South Asian music but on a global scale. Born in Faisalabad to a Punjabi Muslim couple in 1948, the sufi maestro is also known as ‘Shahenshah-e-Qawwali’ (The King of Qawwali). He not only introduced Qawwali to the international audiences but also collaborated with some of the most renowned international artistes from around the world. Before his death in 1997, he had toured over forty countries to perform at some of the grandest venues around the world.
Not many artistes would dare to cover any of his songs but a Kathmandu based singer recently did and to our surprise, he has done quite a good job. Jyovan Bhuju has so far released some original and some cover songs. To be honest, we were a little doubtful before we listened to him singing ‘Piya Re Piya Re’ but after we did, we were astonished. He has a stable voice and can control high and low notes beautifully. We pretty much loved his cover.
Listen to it here and let us know what you think of it.