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½ November 21, 2013
For days before the world premiere of Nusrat at Slamdance, a mini van full of Pakistanis slowly cruised Park City's Main Street, blasting the Qawwali music of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.Rather then attempting to start a new lowrider trend in Utah, however, they were generating publicity for this wonderfully compelling documentary on the life of this great (and recently deceased) Sufi vocalist.The screening was no less interesting, with Persian tapestries adorning the walls and rugs on the floor sprinkled with rose petal, while the smell of incense lingered sweetly in the air, as director Giuseppe Asaro showed Nusrat: A Voice From Heaven as a work in progress.When the makeshift screen went down afterwards, a stage was prepared for a special performance by Nusrat's nephew Rahat Ali Khan, who was accompanied by a full band, including many of Nusrat's original players.They had made the journey to Park City from Pakistan at their own expenses just for this occasion, and it was by far one of the most uplifting moments of the festival.
Richard Baimbridge
The IndependentFilm and Video Monthly
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