Thursday, August 13, 2009
Brooklyn Qawwali Party at Lincoln Center
How fantastic that Lincoln Center hosts outdoor concerts, and even more fantastic that it showcases new talent. Last night the rain clouds held out as the crowd of 2,500 listened to Brooklyn Qawwali Party rock the Damrosch Park Bandshell last night. A fusion of Pakistani Qawwali music and jazz instruments, the band embodies globalization at its best. Paying tribute to one of the world's great vocalists, the legendary Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, BQP reworked his songs to create an eclectic, groundbreaking jazz. Check out their YouTube of an earlier performance.