OCTOBER 13 — NUSRAT FATAH ALI KHAN
Qawwali singer, mystical sufi seeker of the
“stateless state” of Enlightenment
OCTOBER 13, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Latin America: DIA DE LA RAZA celebrates Columbus’ landing as the be-
ginning of a new “race” from the fusion of Spanish and Indian blood.
Thailand: “THE FLOATING OF LAMPS” honors footprint left by Buddha
on a riverbank. FESTIVAL OF UNMEDIATED PLAY.
ALSO ON OCTOBER 13 IN HISTORY…
1909 — Francisco Ferrer, libertarian educator, murdered in Spain.
1925 — American stand-up comic, social rebel Lenny Bruce born.
1948 —Sufi qawwali singer Nusrat Fatah Ali Khan born, Lyallpur, Pakistan.
1951 — General Motors displays solar-powered motor, Chicago.
1961 — Film visionary Maya Deren dies, Queens, New York.
1988 — Shroud of Turin, alleged burial cloth of Christ, declared fake.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective