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Arooj Aftab

Arooj Aftab

“Music is my mirror, it’s my river,” says Arooj Aftab. Longing, grief, and happier emotions too, colour her work, most recently on her third album, last year’s Vulture Prince. The Brooklyn-based Pakistani composer weaves together folk, jazz, electronica, and ghazal (South Asian poetry set to music) into what’s been described as sounding like ‘a soundscape of her home country’. She’s been nominated for two Grammys, while her fans include Barack Obama, Caroline Polachek, and The National.

Country: Pakistan

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