Arooj Aftab

Arooj Aftab


Winner of the 2022 Grammy Award for Best Global Music Performance, Brooklyn-based singer, composer and producer Arooj Aftab draws on a deep well of musical influences, from jazz to minimalism to poetry. Her spellbinding performance style has earned her a place on the New York Times’ best concerts list, and appearances at Coachella, Primavera Sound and Glastonbury. Born in Saudi Arabia, she moved with her parents to their native Pakistan when she was about 10, and found inspiration for her music in Lahore's lush gardens, intricate architecture and Urdu poetry. Later moving to the US to study at Berklee College of Music, she is now part of the vibrant jazz and new music scene in New York. Her 2021 album Vulture Prince was met with universal critical acclaim and she received further attention when President Barack Obama included her single Mohabbat on his official 2021 Summer Playlist.


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