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Rahat Ali Khan @ Birmingham LG Arena

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by Alison Brinkworth (subscribe)
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Bollywood favourite returns to Birmingham
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, nephew to the late Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, returns to Birmingham to perform with a Qawwali band at the LG Arena.

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Rahat Ali Khan returns to Birmingham's LG Arena

As part of his European Tour, Rahat will perform in Birmingham on the Saturday September 14.

The popular Bollywood singer sold out two shows at the venue last year.

The show will include serene melodies like Teri Meri to livelier tracks like Tere Mast Mast Do Nain, and Sufi chants like Allah Hoo.

The Pakistani singer is from a renowned family of traditional Punjabi musicians. He is the nephew of Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, son of Ustad Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan, and grandson of Qawwali singer Fateh Ali Khan.

Music was brought into his life at an early age as he was taught the art of Qawwali music from when he was three.

The father-of-three has picked up an array of awards for his work including Best Music Talent in a Film at the London Asian Film Festival in 2012 for the song Koi Dil Mein, which was used in the Bollywood film Tamanna.

While, he also clinched gongs for Best Male Playback Singer at the Filmfare Awards, Best Male Singer at the Pakistan Media Award, and Best Male Playback at the Screen Awards, all in 2011.

For those new to the genre, Qawwali is a historic type of music that has been popular in South Asia for more than 700 years.

For more information, visit the LG Arena website.

Tickets for Rahat Fateh Ali Khan cost £27.75, £38.85, £61.05 & £83.25 from The Ticket Factory on 0844 338 8000 or at the Ticket Factory.
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Why? See a top Bollywood singer
When: September 14, 2013
Phone: 0844 338 8000
Where: LG Arena, Birmingham
Cost: £27 - £83
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