Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan *X 13 1948 — The Life You Give

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, born Pervez Fateh Ali Khan, October 13, 1948, in Lyallpur [now Faisalabad], Pakistan, is the singer considered to have been one of the greatest performers of qawwali, a Sufi Muslim devotional music characterized by simple melodies, forceful rhythms, and energetic improvisations that encourage a state of euphoria in the listener.Nusrat’s father,… Continue reading Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan *X 13 1948 — The Life You Give

Luciano Pavarotti *X 12 1935 — The Life You Give

Luciano Pavarotti, born October 12, 1935, in Modena, Italy, is the operatic lyric tenor who was considered one of the finest bel canto opera singers of the 20th century. Even in the highest register, his voice was noted for its purity of tone, and his concerts, recordings, and television appearances—which provided him ample opportunity to… Continue reading Luciano Pavarotti *X 12 1935 — The Life You Give