Ali Abbas on his journey into music
Ali Abbas is a Sufi inspired activist and qawalli style vocalist billed as one of the names to look out for.
Not the typical British Asian artist, he's aiming to be successful in not only the British Asian market but globally.
His rendition of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's iconic "Nit Khair Manga" was a huge hit that not only stayed on the UK iTunes chart for over two months, but also went straight to number one on the Official Asian Download Chart.
In this extract Ali joins presenter Raees Khan in the Desi Nation studio...