Arooj Aftab

Arooj Aftab processes the Sufi tradition through an open-minded approach to sonic matter, reminiscent of jazz improvisation, and a contemporary production that does not shy away from incorporating subtle electronic undertones.

With this method, the Lahore-born, Brooklyn-based artist completely reworks classical Pakistani and North Indian forms, like thumri, khayal, and kafi, to create a fascinating mix of sounds and cultures.

The five compositions on Aftab’s debut album, “Bird Under Water” – available in its entirety on Bandcamp – dazzle with detailed arrangements and mesmerizing ambience.

The music floats through the air with a particular kind of lightness and poise. Feel its elegant movement and let yourself sink in.


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