Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (vocals).
INTOXICATED SPIRIT was nominated for a 1997 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album.
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and his party of singers are heard here performing the ancient ritualistic style of music known as qawwali, which comes from the poetry of ancient Sufi masters. Nusrat, up until his death in the late 1990s, was its key torch-bearer.
His inimitable voice glides effortlessly over the tabla drums and harmonium. His vocal range is impressive, and the passion with which he sings is always immediately apparent and moving. Few artists truly capture the essence of humanity and divinity in their music as Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan does with every composition here. Highlights include "Yeh Jo Halka Halka," and "Meri Saqi Saqi Yeh."