News -In August 2005 Nishat received a Congressional award for his contribution to music and culture from the US Congress -Nishat performed at the Smithsonian Institution in May 2005, featured in the Washington Post (review). -In August 2004, he performed alongside B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Pat Metheny, John McLaughlin, and Carlos Santana at the Crossroads Guitar Festival in Texas. -In March 2004 he was featured in "Discovering Music," a program recorded for the BBC Radio 3 (listen). He also performed for the WDR radio at the Philharmonic Hall in Cologne, Germany.