Nusrat, the Voice of Faith, a musical event organised around the book presentation by Dr Pierre-Alain Baud was held on Tuesday at Alliance française de Dhaka .
Dr Pierre-Alain Baud, a French music researcher, journalist and former associate researcher at the Music and the World Religions and Culture Departments, University of Dhaka, was closely involved with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s life and music for a decade. The book ‘The Voice of Faith’ is a personal account of the great qawwal's life as observed by Baud, who spent a significant amount of time in Nusrat’s company and organised a number of his international programmes worldwide. ‘The Voice of Faith’ was published in French and Urdu first, then in English, before being currently in process of translation to Bangla.
The event began with the screening of several films on Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Prof Kaiser Haq, poet, gave a critical appreciation of the book. Legendary Lalon singer Ms Farida Parveen performed couple of songs and discussed on the topic ‘Lalon and Sufism’. The event ended with the kobi gaan performance by Arif Dewan and Alya Begum Alo.